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UMKC graduate passes away after parking structure incident

UMKC graduate Noah Matthew Siegel passed away Thursday, Oct. 8 after he fell from the Rockhill Parking Structure on Wednesday. Siegel sustained critical injuries from the fall and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Siegel, 24, graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, and is survived by his parents Edward and Debra Siegel. He received a Bachelor of Music degree, as well as a Graduate diploma in Piano Performance from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Siegel, an accomplished pianist, performed at the Folly Theater, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Maine.

Siegel was on the Volker campus working as a collaborative pianist with Conservatory students at the time of his death.

The cause of the fall is unclear, and Kansas City Police are still investigating the incident.

A memorial service for Siegel will be held at a later date.

The Counseling Center and Student Health and Wellness are available to support students and staff affected by the incident.

To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at 816-235-1635. The Counseling Center also offers walk-in crisis hours from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday – Friday. Student Health and Wellness (4825 Troost Ave.) can be reached at 816-235-6133, and is available for appointments Monday – Friday.

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