The world of Mesoamerican studies is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dr. Pierre Robert Colas, Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. Robbie, as many new him, was a rising star in the field of Maya archaeology and epigraphy; his senseless and unspeakable loss will be felt by all his friends, students and colleagues for years to come.
Information on last night’s tragedy remains sketchy, but news updates are available through this weblog established by Vanderbilt University. Importantly, those who knew Robbie can there post thoughts and words of remembrance. All prayers and condolences go out to his family and loved ones.
I do not know either of these two people but wish to send my deepiest sympathy to their friends and families during this time.
Words can not express how very sorry I am over this horrible tragedy. No life should be taken in this manner, from what I have read about both of these two young people, they would have given anyone whatever they needed, but to take their life, why?
Once again my heart felt sympathy to their family and friends during such a heartbreaking time.
May God Bless You All,