Fil-Am student dies while practicing Filipino dance

By Balitang America Staff

Posted at Mar 06 2013 11:38 AM | Updated as of Mar 06 2013 07:38 PM

Baylor University officials in Texas confirmed the death of 18-year-old Filipino American Kevin Signo while practicing traditional dances with the school’s Filipino student association on Sunday.

Signo, a pre-biology student, reportedly did backflip and landed on his head, according to KCEN-TV in Waco, Texas.

University officials say the freshman was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Saturday, and was pronounced dead early Sunday.

Funeral services will be held this Saturday.

Local reports say the Signo family plans to endow a scholarship in Kevin’s name.