Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37

Austin Eubanks, one of the survivors of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado, was found dead at his home early Saturday, according to Routt County, Colorado, Coroner Robert Ryg.

Eubanks was found dead during a welfare check after he didn’t answer his phone, Ryg said. Eubanks was 37.

No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Ryg said.Eubanks struggled with opioid addiction after the shooting and later became a public speaker discussing the issues of substance abuse in the country, according to his website.

From his Twitter account, it appears he last spoke at the 2019 Connecticut Opioid and Prescription Drug Prevention Conference on May 2.

Eubanks was 17 at the time of the Columbine shooting, according to CNN affiliate KMGH. He was in the library with his friends, trying to decide whether they were going to go fishing or play golf after school, when they heard the sound of gunshots.

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