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Local student dies unexpectedly due to undiagnosed cardiac condition

Cornell University sophomore and Ithaca High School grad Paul Benton Fisher-York passed away unexpectedly on Christmas while visiting family, according to the Ithaca Voice.

Family says Benton had a ‘previously undiagnosed cardiac condition’.

Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life said Benton Fisher-York was active on several student project teams, including Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle team, of which he was a member of the software sub-team. “He also held an internship at Vector Magnetics in Ithaca and had previously been part of Cornell University Chorale. Paul was from Ithaca and touched many people at Cornell and in the surrounding community,” Lombardi wrote.

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