Singapore student found dead in US apartment

Singapore student found dead in US apartment
Mr Thu Yain Kyaw, 22, was described as an “outstanding” student and is believed to have died from “acute alcohol toxicity”. The Los Angeles police do not suspect foul play and are still investigating the cause of his death.

A University student from Singapore was found dead in his apartment near his campus in California on Sunday night, US time.

Mr Thu Yain Kyaw, 22, who was described as an "outstanding" student at University of Southern California (USC), is believed to have died from "acute alcohol toxicity", according to a news website run by USC students, citing preliminary coroner's findings.

The Los Angeles Police Department do not suspect foul play and are still investigating the cause of death, CBS News reported.

Mr Kyaw was an undergraduate at USC's Marshall School of Business.

Dean of the business school James G. Ellis called him "an outstanding Marshall student who made a positive impact among his friends, fellow students and faculty".

According to his Facebook page, Mr Kyaw was a former student of St Andrew's Junior College and Ang Mo Kio Secondary School. He had served as a Third Sergeant in the Singapore Armed Forces before going to university.

Singaporean students at USC who have described Mr Kyaw as "well-liked" said they are still in a state of shock over his death.

Mr Christopher Ng, 22, who took a class in literature with him last year, said: "He always made time for his friends and he had a great balance between his studies and extra-curricular activities."

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