CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 5: General view of Reser Stadium as the Stanford Cardinals play the Oregon State Beavers on November 5, 2011 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)
Oregon State freshman Fred Thompson has passed away after suffering a heart attack, according to multiple reports.
Oregon State freshman defensive tackle Fred Thompson reportedly passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday night. Thompson was reportedly at Dixon Rec, on the campus of Oregon State, when he suffered the heart attack.
Just heard from multiple places that Oregon State freshman DT Fred Thompson died from a heart attack in the Dixon Rec tonight.
Been told that OSU defensive lineman Fred Thompson died of a heart attack tonight at Dixon Rec on campus
A Dixon Rec employee did not release information about Thompson's passing, and information is scarce at this point.
Dixon Rec employee told Comcast's Brandon Sprague no info. being released at this time ... do not know if Fred was playing basketball, or what the circumstances were.
Building the Dam, our Oregon State blog, as has a story with more information on Thompson and his passing.
Thompson was 19 years old and just four days short of his 20th birthday. Thoughts go out to his friends and family as they deal with this difficult situation. We'll be back with more as it becomes available.
For more on the Beavers, head over to Building the Dam.