MYFOXNY.COM – Robert Throo, 23, grew up on Long Island, attended college in Virginia and was a star athlete. Over the weekend, Robert suddenly collapsed in an elevator in a hotel in Manhattan and died.
Now Joanne and Fred Throo and their daughters are dealing with the unimaginable — the death of their son and brother.
Robert, a James Madison University graduate, was in town to visit family and also attend a surfing competition in Long Beach, N.Y.
Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center told the Throo family that an electrical misfire in Robert’s heart caused his death. But his parents say he was an all-around athlete — a baseball star at East Islip High School — and never had a heart condition.
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