Community shows love for Filipino UCI student, as cause of death remains to be seen

GLENDALE, CA — Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated the life of 18-year-old Noah Domingo, who died last weekend in a fraternity-related incident.

The Domingo family held a wake on Thursday night for the University of California, Irvine student before he was laid to rest on Friday morning in a jam-packed funeral, where family members remembered the student athlete who dreamed of making it to the NBA as an athletic trainer.

The outpouring of support for the Domingo family has been big, a GoFundMe page set up for Noah has raised over $30,000 in less than 3 days — more than triple the $10,000 goal.

The overflow of support for Noah can literally be seen at his funeral. While the chapel holds about 200 people, you can see plenty more outside.

As all of these people gather in his honor, a few more details from last weekend have emerged.

While the cause of his death is still under investigation, authorities have released the 9-1-1 call from the tragic night.

In the call, the operator tries to walk the caller through CPR — the caller had told the operator that Domingo, a freshman at UC Irvine, had drank too much.

The toxicology report is expected in the coming weeks.

The circumstances of what led to the incident are still under investigation. In the meantime, the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been suspended.

Noah’s family has told Balitang America that as they mourn and wait for more answers, they hope Noah’s life will not be in vain, and hoping it can raise awareness on the potential dangers of this college lifestyle.

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