Harvard sophomore dies after falling from building

A Harvard University sophomore has reportedly died after falling from a Boston building early Sunday morning.

The Harvard Crimson campus newspaper reports that Andrew Sun suffered “extremely serious injuries’’ in the fall and was in intensive care at Massachusetts General Hospital following surgery.

Sun fell seven stories from 240 Atlantic Ave. in Boston around 12 a.m. Sunday. The building he fell from was not a part of Harvard.

Sun lived in Pforzheimer House, one of Harvard’s 12 residential houses. The resident’s dean Gabriel A. Katsh sent an email to House tutors Sunday saying Sun’s injuries were “too severe for him to recover,’’ the Crimson reported.


“He is on life support but likely only has a matter of hours left,’’ Katsh wrote in Sunday’s email.

The Boston Globe reported that Donald Pfister, the dean of Harvard College, confirmed Sun’s death to students.

“It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you that Andrew Sun ’16, a member of Pforzheimer House, has passed away,’’ Pfister wrote Monday in an e-mail to students.

Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly listed the wrong LinkedIn profile as belonging to the deceased. Sun did not graduate from Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School in New Jersey as previously reported.

Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly indicated the student was on-campus at the time of the injury.

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