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UGA fraternity honors brother after his sudden death

By Joe Johnson

As the University of Georgia community reels from the murder of a nursing student on campus, they also grieve the loss of one of their own.

Freshman Wyatt Banks died by his own hand at Brumby Hall Wednesday night .

The Kappa Sigma Beta Lambda fraternity established a GoFundMe to honor their fallen brother's memory and bring awareness to suicide.

“During his time here, Wyatt spread nothing but positivity and laughter, with an infectious smile and a laugh that anyone in the room could recognize,” his fraternity brothers wrote. “If you were seeking someone to talk to, he was always there with open arms no matter what. If you were looking to go out and have a good time, you knew who to ask. For anything you needed, Wyatt was that guy. With all these redeeming qualities of Wyatt, you would think there would be no problems with him at all, and that’s the issue.”

The fraternity plans to present the money they raise to Banks’ family to provide support for his funeral, donations to a mental health organization, a scholarship in his name, “or any other idea they have to best memorialize their son.”

Anyone wishing to contribute should follow this link https://gofund.me/9c4a8a7b.

The freshman's death was one of two on campus in just 24 hours. On Thursday morning, an Augusta University nursing student was found dead behind the intermural fields.

Authorities said that 22-year-old Laken Riley had been murdered,


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