Gruver was taken to a hospital from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.
Police in Baton Rouge are still trying to determine the circumstances that led to Gruver’s death.
“If you’re supposed to be a club full of friends and people who have life-lasting relationships, why did his life have to end so early?” said Gruver’s suitemate, Justin Franklin.
Preliminary autopsy reports released Friday showed Gruver had high levels of alcohol and THC in his system.
“It’s like normal everyday (and) the next day he’s not there,” suitemate Ty Meshell said. “It’s just weird.”
Officials suspended all Greek activities at LSU in the wake of Gruver’s death, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Meshell said he wants people to remember Gruver, not the circumstances of his death.
“Speak his name,” he said. “Don’t just let him be that guy who passed away at a frat party.”
Louisiana State University Police are investigating a LSU student's death as a possible fraternity hazing incident, at an on campus fraternity house, Phi Delta Theta, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Maxwell Raymond Gruver, an 18-year-old LSU freshman from Roswell, Ga., died Thursday after he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified "medical emergency," said university spokesman Ernie Ballard. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)