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UNC student from Wilmington found dead

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WWAY) — A 22-year-old UNC student from Wilmington was found overnight in Chapel Hill, according to multiple media reports.

The website chapelboro.com reports Stedman Gage, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. at his off-campus home. 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 chapelboro.com, 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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