Vigil Held for SDSU Student Barzeen Barzanji

Friends gathered at West Hills High School Friday evening

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012  |  Updated 7:58 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
SDSU Student Found Dead at Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity

NBCSanDiego

Friends gathered at a vigil for SDSU student Barzeen Barzanji, who was found dead in an SDSU fraternity house Friday morning.

Photos and Videos

SDSU Student Found Dead at Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity

SDSU police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Friday to the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house on campus where a male student was found unresponsive. NBC 7's Chris Chan spoke with SDSU spokesperson Gina Jacobs.
More Photos and Videos

San Diego State Student Barzeen Barzanji was remembered by friends at a vigil held Friday evening.

The gathering took place at West Hills High School, where 20-year-old Barzanji attended school a few years ago.

Barzanji was found dead Friday morning inside the SDSU Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house. According to the SDSU Greek Life website, Barzanji was not a member of that frat, but was president of another campus fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

At this time, authorities have not released his cause of death. The medical examiner is set to conduct an autopsy. The university says the preliminary investigation does not indicate foul play.

At the vigil Friday evening, Barzanji’s friends released dozens of balloons into the air in his honor.

Mourners, including friend Levi Jacob, remembered the popular college junior as a positive person.

“What a beautiful person. That guy…no real word to describe him because he was so awesome in so many different ways,” said Jacob.

Barzanji – known by the nickname “BB” to his friends – was majoring in criminal justice at SDSU at the time of his death.

"He was so successful and put his heart into everything he did. And, I mean, if you ever needed anything, BB was the guy to call. He was always on top of his game, and he was bound to be successful, and he always has been," added Jacob.

Barzanji's friends say they have set up a memorial fund at Wells Fargo to help with funeral costs. Friends said anyone who'd like to contribute can go to any Wells Fargo to donate. They said it's called the "Memorial Fund for Barzeen Barzanji." The account number is 2248922623 and the routing number is 511400393.

More information about the memorial fund can be found on this Facebook page titled "BB Fundraiser for the Barzanji Family."

Follow NBCSanDiego for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out