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Student dies in University Village

27 April 2014 By Jonathan Munshaw, Editor-in-Chief 3 Comments

Travis Blair, a 25-year-old Towson student, was found dead in his apartment in University Village on Tuesday.

Blair, an education major, was found by one of his roommates around 2:30 p.m. The roommate called into the police with a report of a cardiac arrest, although no official cause of death has been reported at this time, according to information provided by Baltimore County Police.

Blair is survived by his parents, Jim and Jean Blair, and a sister.

According to Jim Blair, Travis Blair was studying to become a physical education teacher. After attending junior college for several years, he decided to attend Towson, surprising his parents.

“He surprised us and just came in and told us he was coming to Towson,” Jim Blair said.

Blair lived with three roommates, including two Towson football players, Spencer Wilkins and Derrick Joseph.

Jim Blair said Travis picked up his interest in teaching when he worked at an elementary school with his mother as a lunch and recess monitor.

“Somewhere along the line, he decided that’s what he wanted to do,” Jim Blair said.

Outside of Towson, Blair was a youth basketball coach and enjoyed playing the drums. He was also big into sports, cheering for University of Kentucky sports while his mother was a Louisville fan.

According to Blair’s parents, he had a prescription for Adderall and on Tuesday was studying for a test the next day, although Jim Blair said he believes Travis’s death may be due to side effects of the drug.

Jim Blair said that Travis enjoyed Towson and loved his roommates, and was “easy-going and laid-back.”

“He was quiet and a good listener, and was really easy to talk to. He was a sweet boy from day one,” Jim Blair said. “We could write a book about his life.


  • Charice Scruggs said:

    Travis was such an amazing, kindhearted, goofball. He was easily one of the nicest people you could ever possibly cross paths with and this is just so hard to believe…I value time spent with him and pray that he rests in peace.

  • Theon said:

    Sounds like he was on his way before this tragedy. Thanks for the nice tribute. Best wishes to his parents, friends and family in this time of need.

  • Lauren H. said:

    To the Blair family and their friends, so very sorry for your loss.

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