Some tragic news from Miami last weekend – Adam Levine, a senior at the University of Miami, passed away after attending Ultra Music Festival this past Friday. He was immediately sent to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but did not survive. The cause of his death is still unknown, though WSVN-Ch.7 issued a report that the student suffered a seizure, and authorities are currently investigating and have not yet issued an official statement.
The University of Miami wrote a public letter which they shared via Facebook:
“Dear UM Students,
It is with deepest sadness and regret that I inform you of the loss of one of our students. Adam C. Levine, a senior majoring in Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, passed away last night at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The University has been in contact with Adam’s family, and we wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to them and to his many friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the following days
Truly beloved by all, Adam’s outgoing, caring personality and sense of humor was known to always make his friends smile. Adam was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity where he served as a beloved brother and respected officer and leader in the Greek community. With a remarkably joyful disposition, he enjoyed helping his fellow students. He was an active leader in Student Government, where he had served as a two-time Senator and Public Relations Vice Chair. Adam also served as the Program Coordinator for the Freshman Leadership Council.
He studied abroad in Australia last year, and recently, he had decided to apply to dental school.
I know the UM community will join me in supporting Adam’s family and his many friends and honoring Adam’s memory during this difficult time. Information regarding a memorial service will be shared through social media when details are confirmed.”
His friend and roommate, Kroll, described his best friend and fraternity brother as “such a positive presence. He truly had that infectious, magnetic personality. He was the type of guy who would just randomly text you…he would take the time and make other feel valued,” he said. “He had a lot of best friends.”
Ray Martinez, chief of security for Ultra Music Festival, also made a public statement in regards to Adam Levine’s untimely death:
“It is our understanding that Adam Levine, one of our patrons, was here on Friday night. … We can tell you that our security personnel noticed he was having difficulties and immediately called Miami Fire Rescue to get him medical attention Unfortunately he passed away at the hospital.”
Martinez went on to report that Ultra Music Festival is working closely with Authorities for this investigation. You can read the full report on the Sun Sentinel.