by Timothy Rutt
Justin Carr, 16, an Altadena resident and a junior at Harvard Westlake School, died unexpectedly Feb. 22.
The LA TImes is reporting that Carr collapsed during swim practice at the Studio City private school Friday afternoon. A preliminary autopsy has identified cardiomyopathy, a weaking of the heart muscle, as the cause of death.
Shortly after his parents, Susan & Darryl Carr, were informed of the death, Darryl Carr suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized at Huntington Hospital, according to friends of the family.
Carr's Facebook page has become a memorial to the young man, who was an athlete, actor, and student leader.
Carr was the focus of yesterday's sermon at his church, St. Mark's Episcopal in Altadena. Mo. Betsy Hooper-Rosebrook's sermon is here.
UPDATE: The funeral for Justin Carr will be Saturday, March 2 at 10 AM at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena.