UMN biochemistry student dies at 20

Mitchell Hoenig was a junior in the College of Biological Sciences.

Olivia Johnson

A University of Minnesota student died on Sunday at the age of 20. 

Mitchell Hoenig was a junior in the College of Biological Science majoring in biochemistry. A memorial will be held in Coffman Union on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Campus Club room, according to an email addressed to members of CBS from Dean Valery Forbes.

According to an obituary published in the Star Tribune, Hoenig was from Plano, Texas, a member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity and a TA at the University.

Hoenig’s family has set up a YouCaring page, where more than $17,000 has been raised for a scholarship and a memorial park bench at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis in Hoenig’s honor.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the University could not share any details regarding Hoenig’s death.