Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Walter Cronkite's grandson, 22, kills himself in Colby College dormitory just days before graduation
Police had responded to a medical emergency at a dormitory complex.
No further details have been released about his death .
Cronkite was a classical civilization major with a minor in cinema studies and was just about to graduate.
Cronkite was the son of actress Deborah Rush.
The grandson of the late CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite has committed suicide in his Colby College dormitory.
Peter Cronkite, 22, from Manhattan, was found dead at the dormitory complex on campus on Sunday.
No further details have been released about his death.
Cronkite was a classical civilization major with a minor in cinema studies and was about to graduate next month.
Cronkite was the son of Walter Cronkite III and the actress Deborah Rush. He also had a younger brother, Walter Cronkite lV.
His family have not commented on his death.
His death was announced Monday by Colby President David A. Greene in a letter to the college community.
'It is with deep sadness that I write to report that Peter Cronkite '15 took his own life this weekend,' Greene wrote.
'Peter's death is devastating to his family, his many friends, and the entire Colby community. Our hearts are heavy as we try to come to terms with this tremendous loss.'
Flags were lowered on the Colby College campus and FoxBangor reported he was described as 'athletic, intelligent, and very kind, with a likeable personality that won him scores of friends and admirers.'
His family wrote in a New York Times obituary: 'His life on teams in school and area hockey leagues as a goalie was a great happiness in his life.
According to Colby College President, David Greene, student-athlete, Peter "Pete" Cronkite took his own life this weekend. Peter is the grandson of prominent anchorman Walter Cronkite, and the son of Chip Cronkite and actress, Debra Rush.
He was a classical civilization major and cinema studies minor and also a member of the school's rugby team. He's described as athletic, intelligent, and very kind, with a likeable personality that won him scores of friends and admirers.
Counseling is available for students through the campus health center or by emailing Counseling@colby.edu .
Memorial and remembrance services have not yet been set.
Witchy Sez :
This is so sad to see and read about. There seems to be so much sadness and unhappiness in this younger age group where they are taking their lives. It is a tragedy and it will deeply affect this family forever. My condolences to the family during this time of deep sadness.
Suicide one of the most mysterious, sad, and lonely of human behaviors.
Our sincere condolences form the PICs
Posted by ~~ Witchy ~~ at 4/29/2015 08:10:00 PM
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