For the second time in a week, a Temple University student has died from drug intoxication.
Philadelphia police and Temple police responded to a 911 call Saturday morning at an off-campus apartment on the 1800 block of Berks Street. When they arrived, they found the body of 20-year-old James Orlando of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Police don’t suspect foul play. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Orlando died from drug intoxication.
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“We grieve alongside everyone who knew James and encourage all members of the Temple community to think of and pray for his loved ones,” a spokesperson for Temple wrote.
Orlando was a third-year student at Temple’s Fox School of Business. His death came only five days after Michael Paytas, a marketing major at Temple, was found unresponsive at the school library. Paytas was later pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital.
A GoFundMe Page was created for Orlando. The creator of the page described him as a “carefree fun-loving guy” who “cherished moments with his friends.”