I was very saddened to hear earlier today about Marwan Mustafa Hamzeh, a Lebanese student at the American University of Beirut, who died after falling from the Penrose men’s dorms building. I don’t think AUB has ever witnessed an incident like this one and I truly hope it will be the last time they do.

I’ve been hearing a lot of stories about the 20 year old’s death but honestly speaking, I’ve ignored all of them as the best thing is to let Marwan rest in peace and extend our condolences to his parents who are without doubt devastated and shocked.

This is what the AUB administration decided to do as well and this is what all of us should do, out of respect for Marwan and his family.

“Out of respect for the family’s privacy and grief, AUB will not be issuing further media statements on the tragedy. AUB administrators are in contact with his family and the students who knew him and are providing them with appropriate support,” the statement concluded.

R.I.P Marwan.

Picture of Marwan Hamzeh via Gino’s