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Recent Black College Grad Beaten to Death in Greece

Recent Black College Grad Beaten to Death in Greece

An American on a Greek island vacation after graduating from college was beaten to death by a mob and eight people have been arrested in the case, police said.

The man, identified by his family as Bakari Henderson from Austin, Teas, was in Greece to conduct a photo shoot for his new fashion line, according to the Austin-Statesman.

A man confronted him when they were at the bar but the confrontation soon turned into deadly street fight after the bar's security men asked them to leave, according to the report.

American tourist Bakari Henderson was killed in a brawl in Greece, reports ABC News, citing local police.

A Greek barman, 34, and a 32-year-old British bouncer of Serbian origin were arrested Friday, AFP reported.

"We are in communication with authorities and provide consular assistance with the deceased citizen's family", a US Embassy official said.

Sources tell News 4 Tucson that Henderson was in the town of Laganas on a with his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers when the incident occurred. "We offer our sincerest condolences to family and friends". "It is always a tragedy when a young life ends before it has really yet to begin", the university president said.

Recent Black College Grad Beaten to Death in Greece

Before that Henderson attended Anderson High School in Austin and graduated in 2013.

The school also put out a statement, "All of us at the University of Arizona are shocked and saddened by the loss of our recent graduate, Bakari Henderson". He said all their hearts and prayers are with his family and friends.

One photo of Henderson on Facebook showed him wearing a Los Angeles Lakers T-shirt, and one of his favorite basketball players was said to be Kobe Bryant. It's in these hours that these friends are now turning to each other. "He loved life and lived it to the fullest", the Henderson family said in statement.

The BBC reported on another man's death in 2011 on this same island of Zakynthos. This is the second beating death of a tourist on the island in recent years. The eight are suspected of fatally battering Bakari Henderson, a 22-year-old Afro-American who was with a group of friends, following an argument.

In addition to Sebbage's brutal death, four of his friends were injured when they went out at the Lagunas resort.

Gramlich said when he learned Henderson was going to Greece, "It sounded just like Bakari".