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Dartmouth student dies studying abroad in Spain

HANOVER, N.H. – A Dartmouth College student, who was on the Big Green’s men’s rugby team, has died while studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, according to Dartmouth College.

Crispin Scott, a member of the class of 2013, was found dead in an apartment on Saturday, police said. The cause of his death is unknown and police are investigating.

Scott, of Mercer Island, Wash., was studying abroad on the Academy of Liberal and Beaux-Arts program run by Portland State University. He was seen at a gathering of at least 40 students in the program Friday night at a hotel, which broke up into smaller groups.

Program director Charles Grant told The Dartmouth newspaper that Scott did not return to his apartment and did not show up for an orientation session on Saturday.

“Barcelona police are investigating as they do for all untimely deaths, and like everyone else, we are waiting for more information,” Johnson told The Dartmouth.

Police officials said “there did not appear to have been any physical violence.”

'Heavy hearts'
Sadness over Scott’s death surfaced on social network sites on Monday.

“With heavy hearts, the DRFC mourns the untimely loss of one of our own. Our thoughts are with Crispin Scott's family and friends during this difficult time,” the Rugby Football Club posted on its Facebook page.

“Rip to one of the most intelligent human beings I have ever known u will be missed Crispin Scott,” tweeted @NeakDaSneak206.

“Crispin Scott from Tokyo and Seattle, a son of our friend, passed away in Barcelona. With deep sadness we miss him and pray for his family,” tweeted @tomoikenaga.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Crispin Scott '13, such a tragedy - you'll be missed #RIP,” Darmouth11 posted on its Twitter's feed.

The Associated Press and msnb.com's Sevil Omer contributed to this report.

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