Evan Armstrong North, Georgetown student, dies
A 28-year-old doctoral student died at Georgetown University Monday afternoon after collapsing at a campus recreational center.
The school announced that Evan Armstrong North collapsed at Yates Field House after exercising. Staff tried to revive him and he was transported to Georgetown University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Evan North was just an extraordinary person,” said his uncle, Dr. Arthur Tarantino.
Evan was pursuing a Ph. D in history and received his master’s degree at the university. The school announced that he worked as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate history classes.
He has roots in Maryland and California.
He was known as a renaissance man who was athletic, artistic and academically gifted. He was also an avid hiker, as well as a rower, swimmer and runner.
His uncle said he could see North as a secretary of state or as a high-level advisor.
“The world is really going to miss the potential impact he was going to have on us,” Tarantino said.
News of the death spread quickly through campus. Where friends mourned his passing.
“He had goals. He had dreams,” said friend Scott Leffler.
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