Pa. college student died of irregular heartbeat

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The Lancaster County coroner has ruled that a Franklin & Marshall College student who collapsed in his dorm in February died of an irregular heartbeat.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports (http://bit.ly/ZBUvsh ) Coroner Stephen Diamantoni determined 20-year-old Eric Phillips had a pre-existing heart condition called cardiomyopathy.

The Oakland, Calif., native, who weighed about 300 pounds, collapsed early on Feb. 10 while he was hanging out with friends in a common room. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Franklin & Marshall is a small liberal arts college serving about 2,300 students in Lancaster.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com

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