UC San Diego is attended by more than 35,000 students. Photo by Chris Stone

A 18-year-old male student at UC San Diego‘s John Muir College has died, university officials said Saturday.

UCSD officials announced the death, but did not disclose the circumstances surrounding it.

“It is with a heavy heart that UC San Diego shares we lost a member of the Muir College community overnight,” according to a statement released by UCSD spokeswoman Laura Margoni. “As we work to better understand the circumstances, we ask to respect the privacy of our student’s family.”

“I want to assure you that we are here to support one another,” Muir Provost K. Wayne King said.

The death comes as the university celebrates its homecoming weekend.

– City News Service

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