10/27/2010 10:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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

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.