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07:25  19 may  2019
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The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting and attempted bombing that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine , Colorado, United States.

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home© The Associated Press FILE - In this April 25, 1999 file photo, shooting victim Austin Eubanks hugs his girlfriend during a community wide memorial service in Littleton, Colo., for the victims of the shooting rampage at Columbine High School the previous week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died.

Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home.

There were no signs of foul play. A Monday autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death.

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One Columbine survivor told me that when she heard the news, she questioned her safety and took a different route home in a moment of panic. John McDonald is in charge of security for the school district that includes Columbine . He told me he was angry that as a country, Americans had done

Four females and 11 males were shot dead , including the two suspected student gunmen. The two exchanged shots with police and were later found dead in the library with self-inflicted gunshot wounds and bombs around their bodies. Police who searched Harris' home said they found bomb-making material. Columbine victim advises Florida shooting survivors to deal with grief early on

Eubanks was shot in the hand and knee in the Columbine attack that killed 12 classmates and a teacher, including Eubanks' best friend.

He became addicted to drugs after taking prescription pain medication while recovering from his injuries. He later worked at an addiction treatment center and travelled the U.S. telling his story .

Eubanks' family says in a statement that he "lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face," KMGH-TV reports.

The family added: "We thank the recovery community for its support. As you can imagine, we are beyond shocked and saddened and request that our privacy is respected at this time."

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