Daniel Perez Obituary, Death Cause – I have been left in a state of tremendous grief after hearing the news of the demise of my student Daniel Perez, who had been enrolled in my SPA 208 class at the beginning of this term. He was a young man who emanated charm and eloquence and had a deep-seated interest in his past and the customs of his people. He also had a strong connection to his family’s history. His contributions to everything we do will be dearly missed.
I write this with a heavy heart to inform you of the passing of Daniel Perez, a student at the University of Miami. His passing has left me with a deep sense of loss. The memorial service for Daniel, who passed away on Saturday, May 13, was held today. Tragically, he was involved in an accident that led to his drowning while he and other university students were swimming off the coast of Melbourne. At the time, he was a junior at the Miami Herbert School of Business, where he was majoring in finance and pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship.
At the time, he was also working on starting his own business. Daniel, who was born in Venezuela, earned a reputation for being an enthusiastic and positive guy who was able to consistently make other people smile. This contributed to Daniel’s success in building a successful career. His closest friends were unanimous in their assessment that he was a kind and giving individual who had a significant impact on the lives of those around him. He never ceased encouraging others to achieve success in whatever endeavors they undertook.
Daniel was a dedicated member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in addition to being a driven competitor in the athletic world. Formula One, Manchester United, and the Florida Panthers were three of his favorite teams, and he was a committed fan of all three. He had a very strong bond with his older brother, Marcos, and he took great pleasure in traveling to Venezuela so that he could visit with his in-laws and other relatives and friends who lived in that country.