A business student who was a week away from completing a seven-week internship at Bank of America was found dead in his dorm late last week after reportedly working until 6 AM three days in a row.
Moritz Erhardt, 21, who was in the process of completing the intense pre-graduate program at Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch offices in London, was found unconscious in the shower of his student accommodations in East London’s Claredale House.
He had suffered an apparent seizure and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bank of America spokesman John McIvor confirmed Erhardt’s death, and mourned the loss of a “popular” and “highly diligent intern” who had “a promising future.”
Many of Erhardt’s fellow interns took to wallstreetoasis.com to reflect on the passing of “one of the best interns at BAML.”
One person who claimed to know Erhardt said he was seen pulling “three all-nighters” in a row prior to his death.
Erhardt, who studied at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, had previously interned at Morgan Stanley, Corporate Global Investment Banking and Deutsche Bank.
Until three months ago, Erhardt was an exchange student at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
A spokesperson for the school who spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek remembered him being “an incredibly open, bright, and helpful young man.”