S'pore business school student found dead in California apartment

CALIFORNIA - A student from Singapore, who was studying at the University of Southern California (USC), was found dead in his apartment on Monday morning Singapore time.

USC Marshall School of Business undergraduate Thu Yain Kyaw was found unconscious in his bedroom by friends, reported digital news website Neon Tommy on Tuesday, Oct 29.

According to his Facebook page, he was a former student of St. Andrew's Junior College and Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, and also served as a 3rd Sergeant in the SAF before going to university.

The Los Angeles Police Department said they do not suspect foul play but the cause of death remains unknown, reported CBS News. 

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American television station NBC 4 reported that the student's cause of death might have been due to acute alcohol toxicity, but it will take a coroner's report to confirm it.

The report also quoted the USC's dean of Marshal Business school, James Ellis, saying, "Roy was a sophomore from Singapore, an outstanding student who made a positive impact among his friends, fellow students and faculty."

While it is not known if partying had led to the death of the student also known as Roy, the possibility was on many minds, stated the report.

NBC 4 also reported that the university had shut down partying during midweek as there were too many cases of students landing up in the hospital for alcohol related reasons.

According to ABC 7, USC administrators have recently cracked down on Greek parties, banning them on weekdays and requiring fraternities and sororities to register them on weekends.