According To WKBW 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, the University at Buffalo student involved in the possible hazing incident last week, has died.

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement regarding the matter Wednesday afternoon.

Dear university community, I am deeply saddened to share with you that UB freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan passed away today. Our hearts go out to Sebastian’s family for the devastating heartbreak they are experiencing. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Serafin-Bazan family and to all of Sebastian’s friends here at UB and in his hometown of Port Chester, N.Y. We join them in mourning the tragic loss of a member of our UB family. If you are struggling, please know that our university counselors are here to provide you support in the aftermath of this terrible loss. As we grieve Sebastian’s passing today and well beyond, it is my hope that each of us pauses to remind ourselves that we can only uphold our humanity by treating each other with dignity, compassion and kindness. Sincerely, Satish K. Tripathi President

Also the frat Sigma Pi released a statement on Wednesday Sigma Pi Executive Director Jonathan Frost

The entire Sigma Pi family is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Sebastian Serafin-Bazan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Sebastian’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time. We remain in communication with the Buffalo Police Department and University officials, and have offered our support for their ongoing investigation. We will be initiating an internal investigation and review once the police have concluded their fact-finding.

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