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UT professor dies after allergic reaction to wasp sting
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(WBIR) A severe allergic reaction claimed the life of a University of Tennessee music professor over the weekend.

Dr. Kelly Gene Thomas died Sunday evening after a reaction to a wasp sting, according to a memorial fund set up in his honor.

Thomas has been a music professor at the University of Tennessee since 2014. He leaves behind his wife and four children.

His family will receive friends Friday afternoon at the Laycock-Hobbs funeral home in Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday night.

As of Wednesday evening, there's already been nearly $38,000 in donations to an online memorial fund for Thomas's family.


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