Duke student Drew Everson had been drinking before he died in an accidental fall in October.
According to a toxicology report released Friday, Everson had a blood-alcohol content of .133. In North Carolina, .08 is the point at which you're considered legally intoxicated.
Everson had been out with friends but went his own way and wasn't seen again until he was found behind the student union on Duke's East Campus. He was found at the foot of a steep, concrete stairwell behind the building. He later died.
According to a medical examiner's report, he died of blunt trauma to the head as the result of a fall.
His organs were donated, according to the medical examiner's report.
"The medical examiner's report released today provides finality to the extensive investigation by the Duke Police, which has concluded that Drew Everson’s death occurred as a result of an accidental fall into an open stairwell," said Michael Schoenfeld, a Duke spokesman. "The Duke community is deeply saddened by this tragedy and continues to mourn Drew's death. His legacy at Duke will be long-lasting, and we offer our thoughts and prayers to Drew's many family and friends."
Everson, 21, was a popular student who friends said had an uncanny knack for bringing people together. The university held a memorial service to honor him in Duke Chapel; it attracted more than 1,000 mourners.