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Declan Sullivan Dead: Notre Dame Student Dies In Video Tower Collapse

First Posted: 10/27/10 11:09 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

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Notre Dame junior Declan Sullivan died Wednesday when a video tower he was filming in was blown over by strong winds. He was 20.

According to the Notre Dame Observer, Sullivan was taping a football practice from a hydraulic scissor lift.

Sullivan, originally from Long Grove, Ill., was a contributor to the campus paper and worked in the school's video department.

Friends told the Observer that Sullivan was an "unbelievably unique soul" and the "nicest, most easy-going [person]."

A mass in honor of Sullivan was held at Notre Dame today.


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