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Bank of America intern dies in London: officials

Moritz Erhardt, a German exchange student, was interning at Bank of America in London when he died just seven days before completing a seven-week summer program.

Moritz Erhardt @ Seelio

Moritz Erhardt, a German exchange student, was interning at Bank of America in London when he died just seven days before completing a seven-week summer program.

A Bank of America intern died in London just one week shy of completing his summer program, officials said.

Moritz Erhardt, 21,  who attended WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany, was found dead at a student residential facility in East London on Aug. 15, officials said.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Moritz Erhardt’s death,” John McIvor, a bank spokesman, said in a statement to the Daily News on Tuesday.

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“He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future.”

Erhardt’s death sparked some concern online, where several anonymous posters suggested the intern was working long hours before he died.

“One of the best interns,” one person wrote on wallstreetoasis.com. “3 all nighters…didn’t turn up, colleagues went to find him…heart attack.”

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Moritz Erhardt (center) was found dead in an East London student housing facility on Aug. 15. Authorities have not yet determined a cause of death, but did not immediately suspect foul play.

Moritz Erhardt @ Seelio

Moritz Erhardt (center) was found dead in an East London student housing facility on Aug. 15. Authorities have not yet determined a cause of death, but did not immediately suspect foul play.

Authorities had not yet determined a cause of death, but did not immediately suspect foul play.

Erhardt, was seven days away from completing a seven-week internship at the bank, as he attended the Vallendar, Germany, business school.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened,” Peter Augustin, a spokesman for WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, said in a statement.

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“At the moment, we do not yet know further details. What we can say is that Moritz was a wonderful person and a dedicated student.”

Erhardt — who graduated high school at Faust-Gymnasium in Staufen, Germany — has also worked at KPMG Consulting, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank AG’s corporate finance division, according to his biography on seelio.com.

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