Family Mourns Sudden Death of Western New York Native

November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 22, 2010 Updated Nov 22, 2010 at 11:55 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Family and friends are mourning the sudden death of a Western New York native.

Anne Jackson was 21-years old and a vocal performance major at Nyak College near New York City.

Jackson died Wednesday after she collapsed during a cross-country practice at the school.

Jackson's father spoke to Eyewitness News about the loss of his daughter and how the family is dealing with the tragedy.

A special memorial is scheduled in Anne's honor for Saturday, December 4th at the Love Joy Gospel Church on Genesee Street in Lancaster at 3:00 p.m.