An assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley has died after a “tremendous” fall, university officials said Monday.
The Berkeley professor, Daniel J. Brown, had been with the university for nearly 20 years, but it was his first death in the department’s history.
His death was not immediately clear.
The university said in a statement Brown was 66.
A post on Brown’s Facebook page said he was “unable to say more” but that he was survived by his wife and two sons.
He had a “great personality” and “reminded everyone of his love for this great university,” the post said.
His daughter said Brown was an active member of the Berkeley campus, and she asked that her name not be used.
Brown, who taught at the university’s Graduate School of Education, was a member of faculty committees that were involved in organizing a symposium on philosophical topics, including Buddhism and ethics, which was held in November, according to his daughter, Nicole Brown.