COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland, College Park is mourning the death of a professor who died as a result of the coronavirus.

The victim has been identified as Professor David C. Driskell, a renowned artist, art historian, collector and curator.

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President Loh released a statement Saturday:

“To many on campus, Professor Driskell was a beloved friend. We grieve his passing. On behalf of the University, I offer our deepest condolences to his wife Thelma, to his daughters Daviryne and Daphne, and to his many friends and colleagues.”

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