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Sad news regarding Lucas Flint ’20

Dear members of the Emerson College community,

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Lucas Flint, ’20 from Braintree, MA, died yesterday, surrounded by his loving family.  Lucas was fatally hit by an automobile as he was walking to his home in Braintree, MA.

He attended Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree.

Lucas knew from a very young age –even before his teen years – that he wanted to attend Emerson for film, and work in the film industry. He loved music, especially alternative and rock, a common programming at WERS.

Lucas, a Media Arts Production major in the Visual and Media Arts (VMA) department, was a resident of the Little Building and Piano Row and a long-time volunteer at WERS. He first volunteered at WERS at the age of 15 and continued a strong affiliation with the station throughout his time at the College. Radio staff have uniformly praised his extraordinary and enthusiastic dedication to WERS.

Lucas was also an academically strong student, who was seriously engaged in his classes and projects. Attending the Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) program was an important goal for him, an opportunity to which he eagerly looked forward ever since he had been admitted to Emerson.  Unhappily, while he was projected to be admitted to ELA in his senior year, acceptance notices had not yet been delivered to students before his very tragic death.  I wish we would have been able to share the good news with Lucas and his family.

Lucas, who was a Box Office Attendant at Laugh Boston, was coming home from work at Laugh Boston on December 15th when he was hit by a car.  We are heartbroken that a young man with such great promise and expectations was struck down while he was making his way home, just a few blocks away – during the beginning of the holiday season.

He was an only child of a caring mother and father.

Receiving this news just as many in our community are leaving for winter break may be particularly challenging. Please know that you can reach the after-hours crisis line through ECAPS by calling 617-824-8595 and following the prompts to speak with someone on the phone anytime throughout the break. We encourage you to utilize these resources if needed, and to look out for one another as the Emerson community comes to understand and absorb the loss of a bright and talented young man.

We will send information about funeral services as soon as it becomes available. The College plans to hold a celebration of Lucas’s life in the spring semester, the details of which will be shared as soon as they become available.

Please keep Lucas’s friends and family members in your thoughts during this difficult time.


Lee Pelton

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