UPenn Track Star Shockingly Commits Suicide

Madison Holleran

A very sad story has shocked students at the University of Pennsylvania. Here’s the story from The Daily Mail:

The parents of a popular track star at the University of Pennsylvania who committed suicide on Friday, begged her not to go back to school when she revealed she was unhappy over Christmas. 


The death of 19-year-old freshman Madison Holleran has rocked UPenn community and sent shockwaves through her hometown of Allendale, New Jersey.


And the tragedy has come even more into focus as her devastated family and friends have revealed her sadness stemmed from the strains the student found herself under since going to college. 


Her father James Holleran told the New York Post the student was struggling with her school workload while a family friend revealed her supportive parents told her she could stay home or transfer at Christmas. But sadly the determined teen insisted on going back. 


Holleran posted an image of a sunset over Rittenhouse Square to her Instagram account around 6pm on Friday night – just an hour before police say she jumped to her death from a city center building.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 7.17pm, the New Jersey Record reported. No one else was injured.

Distraught: Madison, who was one of five children, poses at a Penn meet with her mother StacyMadison Holleran

If you need help or you’re struggling with life, please get help and when you do get that help try your hardest to stay strong. Our condolensces to the family and friends of Madison Holleran. SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255


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