Twenty years after he hid under a library table and managed to survive the Columbine school shooting, Austin Eubanks has been found dead at the age of 37, reports CNN. Eubanks was found at his home during a wellness check after he didn't answer his phone. He struggled with opioid addiction in the wake of the shooting, and went on to become a public speaker on the issue. He was 17 when two shooters entered his high school library, systematically shooting students hiding under tables. Eubanks was shot in the hand and knee; he watched his best friend die.
"As a result of my injuries, I was pretty significantly medicated about 45 minutes after being shot," he once said. "I remember immediately being drawn to that feeling, because it took the emotion away." His family released a statement saying that Eubanks "lost the battle with the very disease he fought so hard to help others face. Helping to build a community of support is what meant the most to Austin, and we plan to continue his work." (Read more Columbine school massacre stories.)