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Tributes pour in for ‘genius’ son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki as his grandmother says he died ‘experimenting with drugs’ and family awaits toxicology

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Freshman Marco Troper, 19, was found dead in his UC Berkeley dorm room last week, and his family suspects an accidental overdose.

The son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is being honored as a “math genius” by his grandmother, who believes he died while experimenting with drugs in college.

Freshman Marco Troper, 19, was found dead in his UC Berkeley dorm room last week, and his family suspected an accidental overdose.

‘Kids in college, especially freshmen and sophomores, experiment with everything. “I think it was an experiment gone wrong,” grieving grandmother Esther Wojcicki told the newspaper. Palo Alto Daily Post.

While the details of the teenager’s death remain unclear, his grandmother, a journalist and teacher, paid tribute to his legacy, saying “he was everything you could have wanted in a son and grandson.”

“It was meant to make a difference, it’s heartbreaking,” Esther added to SF Gate.

Freshman Marco Troper, 19, was found dead in his UC Berkeley dorm room last week, and his family suspects an accidental overdose.

'Kids in college, especially freshmen and sophomores, experiment with everything.  I think it was an experiment gone wrong.

‘Kids in college, especially freshmen and sophomores, experiment with everything. “I think it was an experiment gone wrong,” said his grieving grandmother Esther Wojcicki.

Journalist Megyn Kelly also commented on Troper's death, using it as a warning to others.

Journalist Megyn Kelly also commented on Troper’s death, using it as a warning to others.

Journalist Megyn Kelly also commented on Troper’s death, using it as a warning to others.

She wrote on

Friends, please read this article to your children. ONE PILL CAN KILL. May God rest upon this young man.

The Berkeley Coroner’s Office told DailyMail.com on Monday that Troper’s cause of death is still pending.

Esther told SFGATE: “He ingested a drug and we don’t know what was in it,” she said. “One thing we do know: it was a drug.”

Professor Freedom Cheteni also posted a tribute to Troper on social media, stating that the young man dreamed of one day curing cancer.

“It is with deep sadness that my most extraordinary son, Marco Troper, whose light, leadership and love will never diminish, died unexpectedly,” Cheteni wrote on Facebook.

“Marco and I have been working on his most inspiring idea to cure cancer by leveraging nanotechnologies and AI for the past six years.”

Professor Freedom Cheteni also posted a tribute to Troper on social media, stating that the young man dreamed of one day curing cancer.

Professor Freedom Cheteni also posted a tribute to Troper on social media, stating that the young man dreamed of one day curing cancer.

Grandma also described Troper as a

The grandmother also described Troper as an “all-round athlete”, who enjoyed all types of sports, including boxing, swimming and tennis. He is seen with his parents Susan and Dennis.

The dean of the school Troper attended before college, the Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, also paid tribute to the late teen in a statement to SF Gate.

“He was incredibly intelligent, curious and creative, often appearing at classes and community events with a bright smile and infectious energy,” said school principal Than Healy. “An avid mathematician and computer scientist, he loved tackling challenging problems.”

In a heartbreaking social media post, Esther confirmed the identity of the college student who just started the second semester of his freshman year.

‘Tragedy struck my family yesterday. My beloved grandson Marco Troper, 19, passed away yesterday. “Our family is devastated beyond comprehension,” the grieving grandmother wrote.

‘Marco’s life was shortened too much. And we are all devastated, thinking of all the opportunities and life experiences he will lose and that we will miss together,” Esther continued.

UC Berkley said in a statement: ‘A student residing on the Clark Kerr campus was found unresponsive on 02/13/24 at around 4:23 pm UCPD was notified by the Berkeley Fire Department that they were attempting life-saving measures. to the victim. UCPD responded and the Berkeley Fire Department pronounced the person deceased.

“There were no signs of foul play. Next of kin and the Alameda County Coroner’s Office have been notified and an investigation is underway.

Troper, a freshman at UC Berkeley (pictured), was found unresponsive in the Clark Kerr Student Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

Troper, a freshman at UC Berkeley (pictured), was found unresponsive in the Clark Kerr Student Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

The family is awaiting a toxicology report to determine the cause of death, but his grandmother Esther Wojcicki said it appeared to be an accidental drug overdose.

The family is awaiting a toxicology report to determine the cause of death, but his grandmother Esther Wojcicki said it appeared to be an accidental drug overdose.

Susan (pictured with her husband Dennis Troper) was Google's inaugural marketing manager in 1999 and took over as CEO of YouTube in 2014.

Susan (pictured with her husband Dennis Troper) was Google’s inaugural marketing manager in 1999 and took over as CEO of YouTube in 2014.

Troper was a math major and had a strong community of friends in his Stern Hall dorm and his Zeta Psi fraternity, according to his grandmother.

“At home, he told us endless stories about his life and his friends in Berkeley,” he wrote. ‘

The grandmother also described Troper as an “all-round athlete”, who enjoyed all types of sports, including boxing, swimming and tennis.

‘He was everything you could have wanted in a son and grandson. He was meant to make a difference, it is heartbreaking.”

Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Troper graduated from the Menlo School in Atherton, where he took a leading role in the school’s hackathon and tutored numerous students.

The school’s principal, Than Healy, described him as an “avid mathematician and computer scientist” in an email.

“He was incredibly intelligent, curious and creative, often showing up at classes and community events with a bright smile and infectious energy,” Healy wrote.

Troper is also survived by four brothers and his father, Dennis Troper.

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