The death of a young student left the CU community in shock.
On the evening of Feb. 26, a CU student, later identified as 20-year-old Nicolas Osorio, died by suicide in Libby Hall. Nico was an RA in Libby and also a member of the band.
Nico’s friendly personality, love for music and warmth were just some of the traits that were shared in remembrance of Nico by people who knew him.
“I suppose all I can really say right now is the last time I saw and talked to him, at least he was happy being around friends and having fun. Everyone he’s impacted will miss him dearly.” –Chelsea Watson, sophomore studio arts major
A CU Boulder police car sits outside Libby Hall Tuesday night, Feb. 26 after a body was discovered. (Ryan Tibbitts/CU Independent)
“I didn’t know him [very] well, but he was always a really nice guy and fun to be around. He also stuck through and did drum line even though he didn’t make his first or second choice of instrument, which deserves a lot of respect. It’s the same thing I went through my first year, so I was able to empathize with him on that one.” –Chris Taylor, senior aerospace engineering major.
“Nico constantly renewed my love for music. Every time I think about music, it just goes back to Nico. He was inspiring, he was everything that was good [and] he had priorities. I know something good will come of his passing. Nico had a connection with everyone he met and it always meant something. I’ll miss him, but he did what he could to be at peace.” –Tyler Klopenstine, junior music education major.
“I was on drum line with Nico when he was a freshman and I was a junior. He was definitely the most mature freshman that I had ever met. He could play any instrument he wanted and had a passion for music that helped enthuse everyone else. He was a master of sarcasm, however, if he wasn’t teasing or telling jokes to you he probably wasn’t too close to you, so it was almost a rite of initiation. He told me he wanted to compose for the big leagues when he grew older. He had great passion for everything he did and I greatly enjoyed the time I got to spend with him.” –Tyler Adams, senior accounting major
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