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FAMU Drum Major Dies After Game

Source: George Mathis / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A DeKalb high school graduate died in Orlando Saturday night after performing with the Florida A&M marching band, police said.

Robert Champion, 26, a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, was found unconscious by Orlando paramedics aboard a school bus, according to a report by the Tallahassee university’s student newspaper, The Famuan.

Champion was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

Champion, a drum major with the Marching 100, vomited and experienced breathing difficulties before falling unconscious.

The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office said results of an autopsy were not available Sunday.

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