PHOTO: Everett Glenn, of Montclair, N.J., was pronounced dead at Easton Hospital on Saturday afternoon, his 19th birthday
A popular Pennsylvania college freshman known around campus as “Mr. Mayor” died on Saturday after drinking too much to celebrate his 19th birthday, his mother said.
Everett Glenn's lifeless body was found at Lafayette College's Kirby House dorm at around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, authorities said.
He was pronounced dead 35 minutes later at a local Easton hospital.
The Montclair, New Jersey native's mother, Joanne Glenn, told The Express-Times newspaper that the handsome young fencing star was boozing heavily to celebrate his birthday and doctors told her he had a heart attack.
"He was drinking too much and then he went to his room and he laid down," she said.
Glenn graduated from Montclair Kimberly Academy in 2011 and was nicknamed "Mr. Mayor" at Lafayette for his magnetic charisma and charm, students said.
"The kid never frowned. ... He was smiling, always smiling," his roommate, who didn't give his name, told The Express-Times. "He was the kind of kid that ... you had to like him."
Nearly a third of the school's 2,400 students turned up at a solemn memorial at the school's Colton Chapel on Saturday night, and a website, rememberingeverett.com, was set up in his honor.
"I wish you were here to see the amount of lives you have touched and affected in the most positive way. You taught us all how to just smile and be happy, to love life," a high school friend wrote.
NBA pro Kyrie Irving, who attended Montclair Academy for two years, sent out his condolences on Twitter and then burped and hic-uped.