More than 1,000 attend funeral for Clemson student

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EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A Clemson University student who died last week is being remembered as a young man with a bright future who died just as his life was beginning.

More than 1,000 people attended the funeral for 19-year-old Tucker Hipps at a church in Easley on Sunday.

Area media outlets report that Hipps' family, fraternity brothers and friends from Boys State attended. The altar was covered with sprays of orange flowers in memory of Hipps' life-long devotion to Clemson.

Hipps was found dead Sept. 22 in Lake Hartwell near the Clemson campus. He disappeared during an early morning run with his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers.

Authorities are investigating. Oconee County sheriff Mike Crenshaw says there's no indication of foul play or hazing.

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