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Virginia Tech statement on Drillfield death

November 14, 2016

Updated 6:10 p.m. -- The Virginia Tech community is saddened to learn today of the death of Edward R. Willis of Blacksburg, a 63-year-old retired employee of Virginia Tech’s biochemistry department. Willis died Monday afternoon after collapsing on the Drillfield across the street from Campbell Hall. Virginia Tech Police and Virginia Tech Rescue Squad members responded to a 911 call at 2:42 p.m. but were unable to revive him with CPR.

4:02 p.m. -- We at Virginia Tech are saddened to learn of a death in our community Monday on the Drillfield. Police are working to notify next of kin. No foul play is suspected.

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