Georgetown law student among those killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

A Georgetown law student was among the travelers killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya crashed on Sunday.

In a letter to the Georgetown community, the school said that Cedric Asiavugwa was returning to Nairobi following the death of his fiancee's mother.

"With his passing, the Georgetown family has lost a stellar student, a great friend to many, and a dedicated champion for social justice across East Africa and the world," the letter read.

Asiavugwa was one of 157 people killed shortly after the plane took off.

No one survived the crash.

In addition to studying law, Asiavugwa was active in campus ministry.

Born in Mombasa, Kenya, he graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a degree in philosophy.

The letter from the school continued:

Beyond his many commitments and contributions, Cedric's friends and faculty in this community remember him as a kind, compassionate and gentle soul, known for his beautifully warm and infectious smile. This is a tragic loss for Cedric's family and loved ones, for Georgetown and for the broader social justice community that benefited every day from his passion, compassion and dedication. We hope you will keep his many loved ones here and abroad in your thoughts and prayers as we grieve his passing.