Mary 'Shelley' Goldsmith Dies at D.C. Hospital | NBC4 Washington

Mary 'Shelley' Goldsmith Dies at D.C. Hospital



    (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2013)

    Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a University of Virginia student who died after collapsing at a D.C. club over the weekend.

    Mary "Shelley" Goldsmith, 19, of Abingdon, Va., died Saturday evening at Providence Hospital in Northeast D.C.

    She was at a D.C. club with friends when she said she wasn't feeling well and asked that they call 911. Goldsmith collapsed before the emergency medical services could arrived. She received CPR, but it was too late.

    "We were real lucky to have her for almost 20 years," said Goldsmith's father, Rob Goldsmith.

    The cause of Shelley Goldsmith's death is currently undetermined, reported News4's Mark Segraves on Monday night. An autopsy will be performed.

    Rob Goldsmith said his daughter had some sort of "heart and pulmonary" attack.

    Shelley Goldsmith had a full scholarship to U.Va., where she was beginning her sophomore year. She was a Jefferson Scholar and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

    Students remembered their friend by painting the Beta Bridge near campus with the message "Shelley our Shooting Star."

    "Several people have been asking why, and what happened," Rob Goldsmith said. "I don't even need to think about that. I just know that she's not here anymore."