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Bank of America Intern Erhardt Died of Epilepsy, Court Says (1)

October 07, 2013

Moritz Erhardt, the 21-year-old former Bank of America Corp. (BAC:US) intern, died of epilepsy, a British coroner’s court said after a post-mortem examination.

The London coroner’s court will hold an inquest on Nov. 22 into the death of Erhardt, who was on a seven-week pre-graduate program in London, a spokesman for the court said.

The death on Aug. 15. was treated as non-suspicious by the Metropolitan Police. Erhardt was found unconscious at Claredale House, a student residential facility in East London. He was pronounced dead at the scene after being treated by paramedics.

Erhardt had been an exchange student at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and attended WHU - - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, according to his biography page on social-network site seelio.com.

In addition to Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America’s investment-banking division, Erhardt also said he had work experience at KPMG Consulting, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank AG’s corporate finance division.

John McIvor, a spokesman for Bank of America in London, declined to comment via telephone today.

‘Bright Future’

Erhardt went to high school at Faust-Gymnasium in Staufen, Germany, where he excelled in math and tennis, according to the biography page. His hobbies included sports and politics, according to the profile.

Bank of America “convened a formal senior working group to consider the facts as they become known, to review all aspects of this tragedy,” following the death, according to an August statement from the bank.

Erhardt “was popular among his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a bright future,” the bank said.

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits, according to the U.K.’s National Health Service website, which said almost one in 100 people had the condition.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ben Moshinsky in London at bmoshinsky@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net


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