(Yusuf Neville, second from the left)
Yusuf Neville, a popular member of the Hampton University community, took his life Wednesday, Jan. 29 after jumping from the Marriot parking deck in downtown Greensboro, NC.
Neville graduated from the prestigious HBCU where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Marketing. Neville also played football and pledged the Beta Chi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in the spring of 2006.
E! News anchor Terrence J, a good friend of Neville, and other celebs took to social media to express their condolences.
“Rest in peace Yusuf. My heart is so heavy. You mean so much to all of us. I can’t even articulate right now. #weallwegot,” Terrence wrote on Twitter.
Terrence’s former BET 106 & Park co-host Rocsi Diaz was equally distraught by Neville’s death, writing, “Still in shock_ RIP @yusufnc #weallwegot.”
VH1 reality stars Tahiry and Dutchess Latimore took to Twitter to remember Neville.
Power 105’s The Breakfast host Angela Yee offered her support, writing, “Rest in peace and condolences to the friends and family of @YusufNC.”
Hampton’s student government issued a statement via Twitter, writing, “SGA would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of fellow Hamptonian Yusuf Neville… Rest In Peace.”
Neville was employed at Cintas as a Service Manager in Greensboro.
Neville was an avid runner having participated in a marathon on the Great Wall of China in Beijing and another in Paris, France.
He was engaged to be married to fiancé Jennifer Bowden, a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
Neville sent out a few questionable Twitter messages before his untimely demise.
“Play this s**t at my funeral if they catch me slippin…
“You’re always doing better than you’re feeling.
“Pain is inevitable suffering is optional,” the messages read.
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