Saturday, 23 February 2013

UNC student found dead

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- A UNC junior was found dead at an off-campus location Friday night, according to Chapel Hill Police.

A roommate found Stedman Gage unresponsive and called 911.

The Daily Tar Heel reports Gage was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the son of former UNC-system Board of Governors Chairwoman Hannah Gage.

Gage's body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death. Investigators do not suspect foul play was involved.

UNC student found dead

The website says an autopsy is scheduled, but investigators are not treating the death as suspicious.

Gage's mother is Hannah Gage, a member of the UNC System Board of Governors and former chair of the board. She was also a member of the UNCW Board of Trustees, according to her biography on the UNC System website.

According to, UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp issued the following statement:

"I am saddened to inform you that one of our students has died. The Chapel Hill Police Department is investigating the death of Stedman English Gage, a junior from Wilmington. Police said his body was discovered late Friday night at his off-campus residence. The cause of death has not been determined, but Chapel Hill Police do not suspect any foul play.

"I have offered my support to Stedman's parents in this time of grief. Please keep Stedman's family and friends in your thoughts as we mourn this latest loss."

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