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American student freed by North Korea dies

Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home last week in a coma, has died, his family said Monday.

"It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home," his family said in a statement quoted by ABC News. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m."

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