Drexel basketball player dies in his on-campus apartment

Drexel basketball player dies in his on-campus apartment
Butler is remembered by friends and family as "a friend to many" and as being highly "family-oriented."

The basketball player Terrence Butler passed away on Thursday, and the Drexel University community is in grief.

According to a statement from President John Fry, Butler, a forward for the school's basketball team, passed away at his on-campus apartment on Wednesday.

The statement continued, "On behalf of the entire Drexel community, we express our sincere condolences to Terrence's family, friends, and teammates. In addition to participating in student athletics at Drexel, Terrence was active in a variety of clubs and groups and was well-liked by many people on campus.

His cause of death hasn't been disclosed, unfortunately. His parents and two sisters are still alive, according to ABC Philadelphia.

A Drexel employee named Mark Witalec told the publication, "Beautiful guy with a beautiful family. Everyone on campus knew who he was, and he treated everyone equally because he was well-known to all of them. You understand what I mean by a good guy and a family man.

Prior to his passing, Butler was about to start his junior year of engineering at Drexel. He was chosen for the Coastal Athletic Conference's Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll as a freshman and a sophomore, according to the school's website.

In light of Butler's passing, Drexel University has made resources for mental health and counseling available to its students. He played basketball at Bishop McNamara High School in Maryland before transferring to Drexel. A statement honoring Butler was published by his old high school squad on Twitter (now known as X).
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