Carolyn Holderman, a Columbia community activist and the ex-wife of former USC president Jim Holderman, died last week from a brain injury suffered in a fall, the Richland County coroner said.
The cause of the fall was unknown, said coroner Gary Watts, but she was standing on the ground before she fell. The death was ruled accidental.
Holderman, 73, died Friday.
The Illinois native worked for many years at SCETV, including as director of higher education and medical education. She also worked for Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit that put $10 million in gifts into the community in the past year. She was honored by the foundation earlier this month for her work on a community project that paired young people with seniors, teaching them to develop online content.
A service for Holderman was held Monday at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia.