Deputy Coroner Chuck Hurley told WSBT-TV that he has ruled the death of Declan Sullivan an accident and said that the cause was blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen.
Hundreds stood outside the doors of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as the capacity of the church (around 1,000) was reached long before the service started.
Inside, Sullivan's dorm mates from Fisher Hall sat together, as did residents of Lewis Hall, where Sullivan's sister, a freshman, lived. The football team filled at least eight pews in the back of the church.
Sullivan's family was also in attendance.
"Notre Dame has lost another son," said the Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, CSC, Notre Dame's vice president for student affairs.
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