Student found dead in Art Building

NIU student Tyler Madison found unresponsive Monday. NIU Police do not expect foul play


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Jack Arends Visual Arts Building is where NIU Student Tyler Madison was found dead Monday. NIU Police do not expect foul play in the incident.

DeKALB— A student was found unresponsive Monday morning on campus and pronounced dead after an apparent medical crisis, according to NIU spokesperson Joe King.

The university declined to provide the name of the student, but emails obtained by the Northern Star from Paul Kassel, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, identify the student as Tyler Madison. 

Madison died unexpectedly Monday at the Jack Arends Visual Arts building on campus. Madison was found unresponsive after likely experiencing a medical emergency. Madison’s family has been notified and NIU expressed its condolences in a statement

NIU Police do not suspect foul play in regards to the matter. 

NIU Counseling and Consultation services will be available on-site in Jack Arend Hall to offer support to students and staff who need it during this time. 

No funeral or visitation arrangements have been announced. 

The Northern Star will update this story as information becomes available.