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South Elgin honors student dies in his sleep

Member of drum line died in his sleep Wednesday

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Freshman Rhett Lundy's drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line Friday as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during an assembly. Rhett died in his sleep Wednesday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Sophomore Ian Dela Merced picks up the drum belonging to his classmate Rhett Lundy, who died in his sleep Wednesday. An autopsy found Rhett had an enlarged heart.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Students express their thoughts on a poster board for South Elgin High School freshman Rhett Lundy, who died Wednesday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

South Elgin High School drum line members, from left, senior Matt Dalbke, junior Peter Brankovic and sophomore Chandler Carrico embrace Friday following their tribute performance to fellow drummer Rhett Lundy, a freshman who died in his sleep Wednesday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Students from the South Elgin High School drum line and other classmates gather in support for the family of their friend Rhett Lundy, who died in his sleep Wednesday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Freshman Rhett Lundy's drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during a Friday assembly.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Rhett Lundy, 14, of Elgin died Wednesday. He was a student at South Elgin High School, where he was an honors student and a member of the school's drum line and bowling team.

COURTESY OF THE LUNDY FAMILY

Freshman Rhett Lundy's drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line Friday as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during an assembly. Lundy died in his sleep Wednesday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Rhett Lundy, a 14-year-old freshman at South Elgin High School, died in his sleep Wednesday. Autopsy results showed he had an enlarged heart. The school held an assembly Friday to honor his memory.
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    • Freshman Rhett Lundy's drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line Friday as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during an assembly. Rhett died in his sleep Wednesday.
    • Sophomore Ian Dela Merced picks up the drum belonging to his classmate Rhett Lundy, who died in his sleep Wednesday. An autopsy found Rhett had an enlarged heart.
    • Students express their thoughts on a poster board for South Elgin High School freshman Rhett Lundy, who died Wednesday.
    • South Elgin High School drum line members, from left, senior Matt Dalbke, junior Peter Brankovic and sophomore Chandler Carrico embrace Friday following their tribute performance to fellow drummer Rhett Lundy, a freshman who died in his sleep Wednesday.
    • Students from the South Elgin High School drum line and other classmates gather in support for the family of their friend Rhett Lundy, who died in his sleep Wednesday.
    • Freshman Rhett Lundy’s drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during a Friday assembly.
    • Rhett Lundy, 14, of Elgin died Wednesday. He was a student at South Elgin High School, where he was an honors student and a member of the school’s drum line and bowling team.
    • Freshman Rhett Lundy’s drum sits in front of the South Elgin High School drum line Friday as they perform a tribute to him in front of his family during an assembly. Lundy died in his sleep Wednesday.
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