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A 22-year-old American tourist was beaten to death in a bar fight in Greece, authorities say


Twenty-two-year-old American tourist Bakari Henderson was beaten to death at a bar on the Greek island of Zakynthos Friday, CNN reported. The fight, which the network said involved 10 men beating Henderson, reportedly began in the bar before spilling into the streets after security asked the men to leave.

So far, two people — a 32-year-old Serbian and a 34-year-old Greek national, have been arrested in connection with the fight, according to the network.

"Greek police in Zakynthos notified the U.S. Embassy of the death of a U.S. citizen in the early morning hours of Friday," the U.S. State Department said in a statement obtained by CNN. Zakynthos is an island off the west coast of Greece and is a popular tourist destination.

According to Henderson's LinkedIn page, he graduated from University of Arizona with a bachelor's in business finance and entrepreneurship. Henderson's family told KXAN, a CNN affiliate, that he was in Greece working to launch a clothing line.

"Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people. He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures. Bakari was an inspiration to all he met. He loved life and lived it to the fullest," the Henderson family told KXAN.

In a statement, University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins said everyone at the university was "shocked and saddened" by the loss of Henderson.





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