Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus
The 26-year-old man was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
In this picture taken from Facebook, Robert D. Champion, of Atlanta, was studying Music Technology/Education at Florida A&M University (November 20, 2011)
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Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with his FAMU band mates in front of the Rosen Plaza hotel on International Drive Saturday when he started vomiting and complained that he couldn't breathe, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Ginette Rodriguez.
Friends called 911 and performed CPR, she said.
Deputies arrived about 9:46 p.m. to find Champion unresponsive, and they transported him to Dr. Phillips hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Rodriguez said there were no signs of foul play, but detectives are investigating. Authorities said an autopsy will be performed Monday.
Rodriguez said the victim's mother was contacted by FAMU school officials and notified of the death.
Champion, a drum major for the Rattlers' award-winning "Marching 100" band, was returning from the Florida Classic football game where the team had performed.
Marching band director Dr. Julian White said Champion was "a great person, outstanding leader, very fine musician with very good character."
Champion's Facebook page said the Atlanta native is a music technology and education major at the university's Tallahassee campus.
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