|Wednesday, January 20, 1999||
Volume 64, Issue 75
Moores Wind Ensemble Named Semifinalist for Grammy
|Freshman Quad resident
Cougar News Services
Freshman music major Tommy Runion died Sunday afternoon after being discovered unconscious in his Quadrangle residence hall room.
Runion, 18, was given CPR after a call for assistance brought paramedics to his room at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, according to UH Police Lt. R. Byars. He was then taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m.
Pharmacy freshman Freddy Wilson, a friend of Runion's, went with Runion to the hospital. He called Runion "really generous" and said friends and family were his top priority.
Runion, who Wilson said was a gifted opera singer, lived in Bates Hall with his brother Joe, who placed the emergency call Sunday.
A memorial service for Runion was held on campus Tuesday evening.