UC Berkeley Officials Confirm Death of Susan Wojcicki’s Son in Dormitory

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By Md Afraz Alam

Tragedy struck the University of California, Berkeley campus as Marco Troper, a 19-year-old freshman math major and the son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, was discovered unresponsive in his dormitory at the Clark Kerr campus. Despite emergency responders’ efforts, they were unable to revive him.

Troper was fondly remembered as an incredibly kind loving intelligent fun and remarkable individual in a heartfelt tribute shared by his grandmother
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The University of California Police Department confirmed the incident, stating that Berkeley Fire Department had initiated life-saving procedures, but unfortunately, Troper was pronounced deceased upon their arrival.

Authorities found no evidence of foul play, but Troper’s grandmother, Esther Wojcicki, suspected a drug overdose as the cause of his death.

Troper a dedicated student majoring in mathematics was in his second semester at UC Berkeley and actively involved in the Zeta Psi fraternity
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In a heartfelt tribute, Esther Wojcicki described Marco as a remarkable individual, emphasizing his kindness, intelligence, and warmth. The family expressed profound devastation over their loss, mourning the future experiences Marco would never have and the moments they would never share.

Marco, a promising student and member of the Zeta Psi fraternity, was midway through his second semester at UC Berkeley, his potential tragically cut short.

The universitys police department reported that the student was discovered unconscious at approximately 423 p.m
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Susan Wojcicki, known for her leadership at YouTube, stepped down from her role in February 2023 to prioritize her family, health, and personal endeavors after 25 years with the company.

The Wojcicki-Troper family, including Susan, her husband David Troper, and their five children, now grapple with the immense sorrow of losing Marco, whose memory will forever be cherished and honored.

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