Drexel University senior marketing major 22-year old Michael McGinley was found dead at a friend’s off-campus apartment in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. The cause of McGinley’s death was determined to be accidental, and due to “drug intoxication,” according to NBC10.com. Their source of confirmation was Jeff Moran of the Medical Examiner’s Office.
First responders on the scene were The Philadelphia Fire Department Medic 15, who pronounced McGinley dead at 2:06 p.m. According to the friends involved, he had been sleeping when they had left him on the living room couch that morning, but was no longer breathing when they returned. These details were confirmed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
On April 4, the University released a statement over e-mail to all students in the LeBow College of Business expressing their condolences to the friends and family of McGinley.
Drexel’s Counseling Center is available to any students who may need assistance dealing with the loss of McGinley. Students can reach out to the counseling center by calling 215-895-1415 during normal business hours or 215-416-3337 outside of normal business hours.