A third year student at the University of Lincoln has passed away earlier this week, but the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed by a post-mortem examination.
Craig White, 21, from Boston, studied Journalism and was a keen sports writer. He was passionate about Manchester City football club, and updated his own sports blog as well as occasionally working on the university radio station Siren FM.
He became ill with headaches and stomach pains earlier in the term, and returned to Boston to recover. He was later admitted to Boston Pilgrim Hospital, where he later died.
Friends and course colleagues described him as a nice person who was passionate about his sports writing. He was easy to get along with and always smiling.
University of Lincoln Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Scott Davidson, said: “Craig was a much-loved member of the Lincoln School of Journalism and the whole University community has been deeply saddened by his untimely death.
“There has been some speculation about the circumstances of Craig’s death, including coverage in the local media, but it should be noted that at this current time, a cause of death has not been confirmed by the coroner.
“If a notifiable disease were to be a factor, the Health Protection Agency would be informed and the University would work with the HPA to take the appropriate action, as required. Until such time, our focus is on supporting those students and staff who were closest to Craig in coming to terms with his loss.”
— Note: A previous version of this article reported that sources indicated to The Lincolnite that the suspected cause of death was the bug Meningitis. Until the post-mortem results are available, we have edited this article to reflect that.