CofC student dies after falling from downtown roof

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 23-year-old College of Charleston student died after he fell from a roof in downtown on Corrine Street on Sunday.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office says Spencer Pitts died at MUSC on Sunday after accidentally falling from the roof. The coroner says it is unknown at this time if alcohol was involved.

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say Pitts was with a group of friends when he fell and no foul play is suspected.

College of Charleston officials say Pitts is originally from New York and Connecticut. They say he was an economics major and was set to graduate soon.  The school released this statement on behalf of Pitts' friends, "Spencer had such a passion for life. He was the best person to be around and we miss him.  He always seemed to be knowledgeable about everything!"

The school says he was part of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. An advisor for the chapter says Pitts wasn't an active member this year, but said, "The brothers and alumni of the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order wish to extend our sincere condolences to Spencer's family. He was a true gentleman and will be missed."

CofC says they are working with his friends for a memorial service, set for early May.

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