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    “Brothers, friends mourn dead Phi Psi”

    A memorial gathering was held Sunday afternoon at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Rd., for students, friends and family members to remember UA sophomore and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity member, Andrew Segal.

    Police found Segal dead in his fraternity house Friday at 2 p.m.

    Segal underwent an autopsy Saturday morning, but the case is still open, said University of Arizona Police Department public information officer Sergeant Juan Alvarez.

    “”At this point, it is an unknown death and still under investigation,”” said Alvarez.

    At the memorial service, several of Segal’s closest friends and fraternity brothers shared a few words and their fondest memories.

    “”Andrew Segal was the kind of person that would always put a smile on your face no matter what,”” said UA English sophomore and fraternity brother Alex Budish.

    “”He was more proud of (Phi Kappa Psi) than anyone else,”” Budish said. “”He made us all love Phi Psi so much more because of what he was, who he was and the passion that he brought to it every day.””

    Segal was from Los Altos Hills, Calif., and started at the University of Arizona in the fall of 2007.

    As a theatre production sophomore, Segal was actively involved with the UA Theatre program. He recently played Kreon, King of Corinth, in the Arizona Repertory Theatre production of “”Medea.””

    “”Everything Andrew stood for will live among us all,”” said fraternity member Daniel Levy.

    “”He encouraged us always to be a better person every day, any time he could,”” Levy said.

    Friend and fraternity brother Todd Lane described Segal as “”Tigger”” from the children’s tale “”Winnie the Poo.”” He had a bounce, an always-outgoing personality, and a passion for life, Lane said.

    Although the cause of Segal’s death is under investigation, family and friends requested that memories and tributes be made in celebration of his life.

    Segal’s father said during the memorial service that the family was in the process of proposing a scholarship fund for students in their hometown school district. The money will go to an aspiring high school graduate who wishes to pursue a life and career in musical theatre.

    “”He brought so much life to both the stage and then back to the fraternity house everyday,”” Budish said. “”I couldn’t be more proud to be able to call him a brother.””

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