College sophomore, 18, died Tuesday

Elvis Hatcher was the treasurer of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity

College sophomore Elvis Hatcher died Tuesday, according to an email sent by the College to impacted students. He was 18.

His cause of death is currently unknown.

Hatcher was the treasurer of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and lived in Gregory College House last year. He worked in IT support at Wharton and loved math, the email said.

“He was an avid musician and loved jazz,” the email quoted Hatcher’s parents as saying. “He also loved his cat, Toki.”

College sophomore Minji Kwak, who lived across the hall from Hatcher as a freshman, described him as “probably one of the most interesting people” she met at Penn.

“He was … a brilliant person, and it’s terrible that he passed away,” Kwak said.

Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services
215-898-7021, 215-349-5490 (Nights and weekends)

University Chaplain’s Office

Student Health Service

Office of the Vice Provost for University Life

Hatcher is the fourth Penn student to have died since the start of winter break.

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