(SYDNEY MORNING HERALD) — A few hours after a U.S. student tweeted “Thank you God for a nother year of life” on her 21st birthday, she collapsed and died.

Ariane Noelle Patterson was in a religious class at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, on Tuesday when she “lost consciousness after lunchtime”, the Gaston Gazette newspaper reported.

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