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Ualbany student sudden death

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ALBANY, N.Y.— A University at Albany student died Wednesday morning while on campus.

University officials said it was 19-year-old Kyle Webb of Port Jefferson on Long Island, New York.

The UAlbany junior was found unresponsive around 9 a.m. at the Freedom Quad on campus and was rushed to the hospital. He later died.

University president Robert Jones informed faculty and staff of the death by e-mail around noon.

"I regret to inform you of the loss of a member of our UAlbany family…We are deeply saddened by Kyle's untimely passing and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones," he said.

Students were shaken up by the news of Webb's passing.

"It's a scary feeling that, you know, that it happens on campus, people your age could die that early. It's sad," UAlbany sophomore Dylan McIntyre said. 

The cause of his death is still unknown, but officials said it is not suspicious.

"It's scary because I know a lot of people – juniors, seniors, even freshman just from going to school here, and I know that they don't always lead the safest lives," senior Ryan Hawk said.

Sammy Abdelazic is a junior at UAlbany. He had been friends with Webb since their freshman year.

"You never saw Kyle in a really upset mood," Abdelazic said. "He was always in a happy mood trying to bring that around to everyone and that was a really good thing that I can definitely remember him by."

Webb's death comes less than two weeks after another student, Robert Annunziata, was found dead in his dorm room. Students said it left them uneasy.

"You get nervous that it could happen to anyone," McIntyre said. "You're not sure why it happened or if it's something he did or something someone else did, but it definitely changes your mind a little bit."

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