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Oregon State freshman Fred Thompson dies

12/8/2011

Tragedy hit Oregon State on Wednesday as freshman Fred Thompson died after collapsing while playing basketball.

It appears Thompson had a heart attack, according to local reports.

Thompson, a 6-foot-4, 317-pound defensive tackle from Richmond, Calif., would have turned 20 on Sunday.

Unimaginably sad. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

More on the Beavers reaction here.