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Deaf Student Passes Away

Nicholas Williams, a 25-year-old deaf man at Suffolk University Law School in Boston was found dead in his vehicle six days after he was reported missing.  


There was no suspicion of foul play in his passing. Nicholas’ stepmother, Beverly, said that the detectives told her that he died of sarcoidosis, which is an inflammatory disease that affects many organs in the body, mainly the lungs and lymph glands. He didn’t have his medication when he was reported missing.


He was about to begin his third and last school year. Nicholas was an editor-in-chief of Dicta, Suffolk’s student newspaper. The school said that he was also an officer in the Student Bar Association and a member of the Black Law Students Association. It was also mentioned that he was all set to be involved with the school’s Suffolk Prosecutors legal clinic this upcoming fall.


Currently, the investigation of his passing is underway. The deaf community was saddened by the news and took it to their social media pages speaking highly of him and his achievements. Marisa Kelly, the acting president at Suffolk, said in a statement, “As a community, we mourn for Nicholas and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and to all those who knew and loved him. He was a friend to many students, sharing smiles and good-natured personality with all he encountered.”


Rest in peace, Nicholas.



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