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Luiza Gesser Cabral died on the morning of March 3 in a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Former MIT student dies, memorial service scheduled

Luiza Gesser Cabral, a former MIT student, died at 8 a.m. on March 3 in a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, according to an email sent to the class of 2014 from Miho Kitagawa ’14 and Marco Anonio L. Pedroso ’14.

Cabral, then a resident of German House, last attended MIT as a freshman on Dec. 7, 2010 before taking medical leave. More recently, Cabral was registered as a student at the University of Campinas. “She was very excited about starting the civil engineering/architecture study in University of Campinas,” wrote Kitagawa and Pedroso in their email.

Cabral’s cause of death still remains uncertain to Kitagawa and Pedroso. “[A]ll we know is that her body did not react well to some medicine given to her while she was in the hospital,” Pedroso told The Tech in an email. A memorial service at the MIT Chapel will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Members of the MIT community who feel affected by the death are encouraged to contact MIT Mental Health Services at 617-253-2916 and consult with Student Support Services (S^3).

—William Navarre