In heartbreaking news, 22-year-old Bakari Henderson was beaten to death in a bar brawl on the Greek island of Zakynthos. The recent University of Arizona graduate was originally from Austin, Texas, and he majored in Business Finance and Entrepreneurship. Henderson was traveling with his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers to work on a photo shoot for his clothing line when he became the victim of a chaotic bar fight.
Via the New York Post:
The 22-year-old was outside of the bar early Friday morning when he was assaulted by more than 10 people, according to news station KVOA. It is unclear why the fight broke out.
He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead of severe head injuries.
Four men were arrested in connection to his death, including a security guard and a bar employee.
The investigation is still ongoing, and the United States Department of State is working with local authorities. According to CNN, University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins has released a statement on Henderson’s passing.
“All of us at the University of Arizona are shocked and saddened by the loss of our recent graduate, Bakari Henderson. Our hearts and prayers are with his friends and family,” Robbins said. “I can only imagine the deep sense of loss they must be feeling at his untimely death. It is always a tragedy when a young life ends before it has really yet to begin.”
Rest in peace, Bakari.