Student Tragically Dies ‘At Hot Dog Eating Competition’ In The US

A university student has reportedly died after 'choking to death' at a hot dog eating competition in the US.  
Credit: GoFundMe & @tufts_lacrosse/Instagram

A university student has reportedly died after ‘choking to death’ at a hot dog eating competition in the US.  

Madelyn ‘Madie’ Nicpon, 20, who has been studying at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was rushed to hospital in Boston following the incident but tragically passed away the next day, according to reports. 

The Tufts’s lacrosse team paid tribute to the young woman with posts on Instagram and Twitter, saying they were ‘heartbroken’ at the loss of their teammate. 

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The university’s lacrosse team paid tribute to their teammate. Credit: @TuftsLacrosse/Twitter

They said: “We are beyond heartbroken to share the news of the passing of junior Madie Nicpon -‘Scooter’.

“Scooter was a true friend and teammate. She truly valued her relationships with her teammates and coaches.

“Her reach was far beyond our team – she was a true connector on campus and touched every single person she met.

“She has and will continue to inspire us every day. We should all strive to live life a little bit more like Scooter did – a person that valued love, loyalty, compassion and friendship.”

The post was met with several comments from other lacrosse teams across the US who all sent ‘love, thoughts, and prayers’.

The young girl was part of the School of Arts and Sciences faculty at the university.

GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Nipcons cover funeral costs, it has already raised $165,000. 

On the page, the family paid tribute to their ‘beautiful and brilliant’ daughter, saying: “On behalf of the Nicpon Family, we love you, our dearest Madie. 

“Madie Nicpon was a beautiful and brilliant daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend. Her contagious smile and laughter lit up every room. 

“Her generosity and kindness has left a lasting impact on those around her. Please consider donating to assist the family in covering funeral and medical expenses.”

A memorial was also held for the young girl which thousands of students attended.

They carried candles to the university’s Bello Field and laid them around Nicpon’s lacrosse jerseys.

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