Temple Student Dies After Being Found Unresponsive in Library

Michael Paytas, 24, died after being found unresponsive in Paley Library Monday

As Temple mourns a marketing major who died after being found in the library, investigators are searching for his cause of death.

Fourth-year student Michael Paytas of Holmes, Pennsylvania, was found unresponsive in Paley Library Monday, the university said Wednesday in a letter addressed to students, faculty and staff. He later died at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Paytas, 24, transferred to Temple from Delaware County Community College in 2014, Temple said.

"We extend our thoughts and prayers to Michael’s family, friends, classmates and faculty," the university said.

The campus said no foul play was suspected and that the medical examiner would need to determine a cause of death.

The university offered students counseling support at Tuttleman Counseling Services.

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