He had a heart of gold, loved to run, was a gentlemen, and brought a smile to everyone who would run into him. Family, friends, members of North Carolina A & T State University, and members of the Hampton University are now trying to solve the puzzle to what and why, Yusuf Neville would end his life on Wednesday, January 29.
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Neville, a Durham native and a service manager, committed suicide by jumping from the Marriott parking deck in downtown Greensboro, NC. Hours before his fatal death, Neville left the following tweet below.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
— Yusuf (@YusufNC) January 29, 2014
and this tweet almost two months ago.
When I pass I don't want people to talk about how I died, I want people to talk about how I lived... — Yusuf (@YusufNC) December 5, 2013
As news of his death circulated, social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more have been expressed with messages remembering the Hampton grad. Neville, who was the only son, was also engaged to be married to Greensboro native, Jennifer Bowden. Neville was also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The death of a wonderful man even touched the lives of celebrities who knew Neville. North Carolina A&T graduate, and E! News host, Terrence Jenkins, Rocsi Diaz Entertainment Tonight host, and more all contirbuted messages to Neville. It seems that Neville got his wish, because loved ones from all over are coming together to remember the good times, and just how this wonderful man lived.
"U never know what the next person is going through. A friend of mine committed suicide and I'm honestly in complete shock because he was always so positive and encouraging. Please pray for his family and fiancée in this difficult time of loss. Please have more compassion for people. Please understand I've made mistakes and I've learned from them and I continue to learn everyday. God knows but if u come across someone troubled or going through a storm they may cry or be mean or simply smile as nothing's wrong just have more compassion u never know the storms in our lives or how anyone choses to deal with them.#ripyusuf"
-Dutchess Lattimore, VH1′s Black Ink
Entertainment Tonight host, Rosci Diaz shared this photo:
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 J (@TerrenceJ) January 30, 2014