Thomas J. Marshall, a senior finance major from Western Springs, Illinois, died Friday evening near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to an email sent to the student body by University of Dayton President Daniel Curran.
Local police responded late Friday night to a rental cabin on Pinnacle Vista Road in Pittman Center, Tennessee, for a possible cardiac arrest call, according to a WHIO news release.
“Officers found Marshall unresponsive and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. He was transported to the LeConte Medical Center where he was pronounced dead,” stated the WHIO release.
According to Curran, local authorities are currently investigating Marshall’s death. No preliminary cause of death has been released. Flyer News was unable to reach the Sevier County Sheriff for comment by press time.
A prayer service in remembrance of Marshall took place Monday in Chaminade Chapel.
“We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends, professors and our campus community,” Curran said in the email. He encouraged students to reach out to campus services including the “counseling center, campus ministry and residence life staff” – and each other – in support.