College Lacrosse Player Madelyn “Madie” Nicpon Choking to Death During Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Madelyn “Madie” Nicpon, a college lacrosse player, tragically lost her life after choking during a hot dog eating contest during a charity event. The Tufts University student was a standout on the lacrosse team and accidentally choked to death after participating in an off-campus fundraiser event.Madie was honored by her teammates and school during a vigil attended by nearly half of the 6,000 student body.“In the face of this painful loss,” school officials said in a statement, “our hearts go out to Madie’s family and friends.”