Seth Underwood, a student at the West Virginia University College of Law, died Wednesday. He was 23.
Underwood was the president of the WVU Law chapter of the Federal Bar Association, according to his LinkedIn profile. He graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in energy land management in 2019, and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.
A cause of death was not provided in a news release.
Dr. Matthew Richardson, the director of WVU's Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership, said that Underwood was a "very well liked" member of the University community.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Seth Underwood," Richardson said in a statement. "We are offering support to all impacted students grieving his loss. He was very well liked and the outpouring of love on social media is evidence of that. The Greek community stands with the men of Phi Kappa Psi as they mourn the loss of their brother."
Many others took to social media to reflect on Underwood's death.
Can’t believe I lost a brother today. Seth Underwood was one of the smartest humans I’ve ever met. A man with great morals and strong character is gone forever. I’m beyond heart broken.— Joe A (@J_Annicchiarico) December 31, 2020
Today the world lost a great man. Seth Underwood was a stand up man, full of kindness, humor, and a vigor for life that inspired others. He lived every day to the fullest, and appreciated life in a way few people do. Brother, I miss you already. LEDN.— Wolf of Woonsocket (@heli_CASE) December 31, 2020
A legend like Seth Underwood will live on forever in the impact he left on everyone he met. If your paths crossed, you undoubtedly felt it in his laughs, his wit, & his undeniable kindness.I’m a better person because of him, and I hope nothing more that he’s at peace. Rest easy— Teresa Hoang (@teresaqhoang) December 31, 2020
A GoFundMe campaign began on Thursday, and had raised more than $8,000 by 3 p.m. The link can be found here.