Fresno State professor dies in Hawaii while trying to save others from drowning

Saturday, July 16, 2022
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The English Department announced that Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith passed away on July 10 in Hawaii.

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State community is mourning after losing one of their professors earlier this week.

The English Department announced that Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith passed away on July 10 in Hawaii.

According to the department, Dr. Adisasmito-Smith died while trying to save others from drowning.

He was an associate professor of world literatures.

Dr. Adisasmito-Smith was 57 years old.