Dylan Hernandez, a 19-year-old student at San Diego State University, passed away after he was hospitalized following a fraternity party last week. On Monday, November 11, SDSU President Adela de la Torre confirmed the death of Hernandez.
Hernandez was “found pulseless and apneic by his roommate in their dorm room” the morning after attending a fraternity party, according to a press release.
“It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to say that Dylan Hernandez, the student who was hospitalized last week, has passed away,” de la Torre said, via The Daily Aztec. “His family gave their goodbyes late Sunday night.”
Hernandez, a freshman from Jacksonville, Florida, was reportedly a pledge in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, which is also known as FIJI.
While an investigation is ongoing into Hernandez’s death, de la Torre announced the university will be suspending all 14 Interfraternity Council-related fraternity chapters. All but three of the 14 IFC-related chapters were already under suspension or under investigation before Hernandez’s death.
My heart goes out to the family of Dylan Hernandez. He's a recent graduate of Bishop Kenny and was only in college a few months at San Diego State University before he died.
— Letisha Bereola (@LetishaANjax) November 12, 2019
A GoFundMe account has been set up in memory of Hernandez and has currently raised more than $26,200 of a $1,000 goal.
The fundraiser states:
Dylan was an outgoing, light hearted and goofy person who had so much love to give to everyone he met. He never failed to make everyone in the room smile and his laugh was infectious. He was a first semester student at San Diego State University. This is being created to raise money to help to create memorials for family and friends as a way to grieve, and remember Dylan for all the lives he was able to touch.
Additional information on the investigation into Hernandez’s death can be found on a website launched by San Diego State University to provide updates.
Our deepest condolences go out to Hernandez’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.