Tragedy: Student Krista Depew ’15 Dies After Acute Illness [Updated]
Posted by Noah Kantro on May 26, 2012
The University Communications Office has confirmed that student Krista Depew ’15, a rising sophomore in CALS, died earlier today. The cause and circumstances of her death have not yet been made public.
Please stay tuned for updates.
Miss Depew died suddenly after an acute illness on Saturday morning at a hospital in Albany, NY.
President Skorton has released a statement of condolence:
It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of the death of Krista Marie DePew, 19, due to an acute illness Saturday morning, May 26, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. On behalf of the entire Cornell community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Krista’s family and her many friends. Krista was a rising sophomore in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and a new member of the Alphi Phi sorority chapter at Cornell. Please join me in taking a moment to acknowledge and remember a cherished member of our community.
Plans for an appropriate commemoration will be made in the days to come in consultation with Krista’s family.