Son of Former YouTube CEO Found Dead at UC Berkeley

BERKELEY, California – Marco Troper, the 19-year-old son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, has tragically passed away. Troper, a freshman studying at the University of California, Berkeley, was found unresponsive in his dormitory at Clark Kerr Campus on Tuesday afternoon. Despite the Berkeley Fire Department’s efforts to save him, Troper was pronounced dead.

Authorities have not yet determined the cause of death, but campus police have stated that there are no signs of foul play. Troper’s grandmother, Esther Wojcicki, believes that her grandson may have died from a drug overdose. She shared with SFGATE that he had ingested a drug, though the specific substance remains unknown.

Described as both loving and a math genius by Esther, Troper had a promising future ahead of him. He had just begun his second semester at UC Berkeley, majoring in math and thoroughly enjoying his studies. He was actively involved in his dorm community at Stern Hall and the Zeta Psi fraternity.

In her Facebook post, Esther expressed the devastating loss her family is experiencing and highlighted Troper’s positive attributes. The author of “How to Raise Successful People” emphasized how much Troper was loved and how deeply he will be missed. She also voiced the family’s desire to prevent similar tragedies from befalling other families.

The sudden loss of Marco Troper has left the UC Berkeley community in shock. As the investigation into his death continues, his family and friends mourn the untimely passing of a young man with immense potential. The university is offering counseling and support services to assist those affected by this tragic event.