Tragedy has struck the mighty FAMU Rattlers.

Hours after the Florida A&M University football team suffered a 26-16 loss at the hands of Bethune Cookman University in the 2011 Florida Classic, a greater loss was dealt to the FAMUly as FAMU “Marching 100” drum major Robert Champion, 26, was found dead on a parked bus outside of a Orlando hotel on Saturday night.

Earlier, band members claimed Champion had been seen throwing up and had difficulty breathing. When they noticed he was unresponsive while on the bus, band members quickly began to perform CPR and called 911.

Orange County authorities reported that Champion had died and that there have been no indications of foul play. HBCUBuzz will keep you updated as more information arrives.