USC Junior Falls to His Death From Hotel Balcony on Spring Break Trip
A University of Southern California junior vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for spring break fell to his death Tuesday from his hotel balcony.22-year-old Samuel Levine, a psychology major and Sigma Chi fraternity member, fell from the balcony of a sixth floor room in what is being called a tragic accident, according to KTLA.
In a statement, USC's Steve Kay, dean of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offered condolences to Levine's family, friends, and academic colleagues, reports the Daily Trojan. Kay adds:
“Sam touched so many of us here at USC with his talents and ambition. We all grieve for his incredibly promising life that was tragically cut short.”
Levine was a 2009 graduate of Oak Park High School, where his past coaches remember him fondly, according to The Acorn:
“I remember him as a humble, hard-working leader who loved his teammates and playing basketball for Oak Park,” [Levine’s JV coach Aaron] Shaw said. “More importantly he was just a great role model.”
USC's ATVN reports that details about a memorial service remain pending.