Update on Death of Kansas State Student

Preliminary reports indicate Kansas State University sophomore Thomas McCord died of natural causes due to complications from diabetes. That information was released Thursday by K-State officials.

McCord died Oct. 28 at his residence in Marlatt Hall.

McCord was a sophomore in English and creative writing from Overland Park and was found in his room around 2:15 that afternoon. Residence hall staff notified authorities. The death was unattended.

Housing and dining staff are working with counseling services to help students and staff affected by McCord’s death.

McCord was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He was the son of Dan and Therese McCord of Overland Park.