’76 alumnus dies after suffering heart attack in rec center


    TCU alumnus Edward Ipser Sr. passed away March 21 after collapsing in the University Recreation Center, according to reports from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, a university official and Ipser's daughter.

    Ipser's daughter Mary Margaret Ipser Walker posted on his Facebook account Wednesday that Ipser passed away of a heart attack while exercising. Walker did not respond to emails from the Skiff as of Monday evening.

    According to Tarrant County Medical Examiner records, Ipser was taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth and was pronounced dead at 8:12 p.m. March 21. The report did not list the place or cause of death.

    The university official declined to be named until he could speak with Ipser's family.

    Ipser, 76, received his MBA at TCU in 1975 after graduating from Louisiana Tech. He was one of the founders of the University West Neighborhood Association located near the university, according to Ipser's obituary, which was published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    Lisa Albert, director of communications, wrote in an email that the university could only confirm that a member of the recreation center was in medical distress, an ambulance was called and that the member was transferred to the hospital.

    Questions to employees of the rec center were forwarded to the Office of Communications.

    Staff reporter Caitlin Cockerline contributed to this report.