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Freshman dies after tragic Accident at HomeBy Douglas E. HeimburgerAssociate News EditorUmaer A. Basha "01 passed away Wednesday in ~ Children"s Hospital in Chicago after ~ accidentally drowning in the shower.Basha was acquisition a shower Monday at his parents" home in Lake Forest, Ill. Once he fainted, stated Robert M. Randolph, an elderly associate dean because that undergraduate education and also student affairs.Basha"s lung filled through water and also he got in a coma. "Efforts come revive him at some point failed and he died Wednesday afternoon, after being taken off a ventilator,"Randolph said. Physicians ruled the death accidental.Basha, a resides of east Campus, was a member of the Muslim students Association and also the crew team, said Jed Z. Buchwald, professor the science, tasiilaq.netnology, and society and east Campus housemaster.He was "a an extremely popular fellow, well-liked and also well-known" top top his floor, second west, Buchwald said. "We did know that he had the flu or a cold and also had apparently acquired well yet was a tiny weak" when he went house for the weekend, Buchwald said.However, "We don"t really understand too much at this point about the full details,"of why that fainted, Buchwald added.Basha"s death was "unexpected and very, very unlikely,"said Anwer A. Basha, Umaer"s father.Residents that the second floor of eastern Campus" west parallel met with counselors from tasiilaq.netmedical and members that the Office the the Dean because that Students and Undergraduate Education, Randolph said."They were, girlfriend know, upset," claimed Ayida Mthembu, associate dean for counseling and support services and associate housemaster of east Campus. "They"re a really caring floor, and also he was crucial to them."Basha "always wanted to promote good causes because that the community,"his father said. The was hidden in Illinois yesterday.Details of a potential memorial organization on campus because that Basha are not however finalized, Randolph said. "We"re waiting to see what the dortasiilaq.netory citizens want to do."Vincent W. James "78, Basha"s academic advisor and director that the education council, is in Chicago and will accomplish with Basha"s parents this particular day to talk about their potential involvement in a memorial service, Randolph added. "We"re make the efforts to get a feeling of what the family members would like."The family members has asked the contributions in memory of Umaer be sent out to the Umaer A. Basha to trust Fellowship; 3322 15th St.; Kenosha, WI 53142.Jennifer Lane added to the report of this story.