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UConn Student From Wilton Dies At Windham Hospital

Robert Keers was a senior in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. He died unexpectedly Monday at Windham Hospital. Photo Credit: LinkedIn
The members of Kappa Sigma at UConn paint the rock on the Storrs campus in memory of their brother, Robert Keers of Wilton, who died unexpectedly on Monday. Photo Credit: UConn Kappa Sigma via Twitter
The members of Kappa Sigma at UConn paint the rock on the Storrs campus in memory of their brother, Robert Keers of Wilton. Photo Credit: UConn Kappa Sigma via Twitter

WILTON, Conn. — A Wilton student who was a senior at the University of Connecticut in Storrs died Monday at Windham Hospital, the fourth sudden death of a student there this school year.

Robert Keers, a senior in the School of Business, died Monday morning after being transported from Willington to the hospital, said a statement from UConn.

"In the short time since we learned of his death, it has become abundantly clear that Robbie had a wide circle of friends at UConn who are profoundly affected by his passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends, both in the UConn community and his hometown of Wilton," said UConnn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz.

"As in all such cases, UConn immediately reached out to friends and others on campus who were close to Robbie, and encourages anyone who needs assistance to contact Counseling and Mental Health Services for confidential help."

Keers is the fourth UConn undergraduate to die unexpectedly since early August.

"We grieve for each of these valued students, and thank others in Connecticut to extending their support to our campus community and those touched by these painful losses," Reitz said.

State police said are investigating the death and awaiting autopsy results, NBC Connecticut reported . No further details were released on his death.

Keers was a member of Kappa Sigma, which posted a number of condolence messages on its Twitter page.

Other untimely deaths included Brandon Gothberg, a 20-year-old UConn junior from of East Hartford, who was killed in a one-car crash on Route 2 on Friday, Aug. 7.

Two UConn sophomores, Alana Ferrante, 19, of South Windsor, and Ryan Meegan, 19, of Ridgefield, were killed in a car crash on Route 66 in Columbia on Sept. 18.

Two other college students from Ridgefield also died in September in an accident. Cathryn “Carey” Depuy and Ryan Adams, both 18, were killed when the rented single-engine Cessna 150 that she was piloting crashed near Colgate University, where both were freshmen.

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