Six years after the Berkeley balcony collapse in 2015, Aoife Beary, one among the survivors, has passed away from injuries. According to her death notice.
Beary and a group of exchange students from Ireland were visiting the University of California, Berkeley, and were injured during the then 21-year-old’s birthday party, According to The New York Times.
The balcony to an apartment complex near the campus that the group was on collapsed, and the group was thrown to the sidewalk 40 feet below the building on June 16, 2015, the Times reported.
Six students died in the incident and seven others were severely injured, including Beary.
The young woman’s injuries lead to trauma to her brain and heart, and she ultimately died in her sleep on New Years’ after suffering a stroke, According to The Irish Times.
The young woman, who is also a strong advocate for transparency in building code violations, graduated from the University of Dublin with a degree in Pharmacology. And the school issued a statement In response to her death.
“Aoife dealt with the devastating impact of her accident with great bravery and fortitude. She was awarded a BSc in Pharmacology in 2016. She will be greatly missed by her family and wide circle of friends,”In the statement, Professor Joe Carthy, Dean of Science, stated.
“I know Aoife’s passing will rekindle memories of the six students who died in the Berkeley accident in June 2015 and our thoughts are with their families, too,” Carthy continued.