Andrew Thomas Henges was a 19-year-old college student from Beaumont, Texas. Those who knew him described him as being “humble, selfless, loving, strong and proud”. Andrew graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont in 2022 before enrolling at Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in biology. Friends who knew him spoke highly of his soft spoken manner yet had great compassion towards those around him – his lasting memories include touching many lives even during such a short lifespan.
What happened in New Orleans?
Tragically, while attending an event in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew was struck by an unexpected tragedy. According to reports by the New Orleans Police Department, he was leaning over the railing of a balcony on Loyola Avenue at around 3am when he fell. Unfortunately, even with immediate response efforts being provided at the scene he was declared deceased and has sent shockwaves through both his college community and hometown, prompting an outpouring of sorrow from all corners.
How has Texas A&M and Delta Tau Delta fraternity responded?
Texas A&M’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity, of which Andrew was an honorary member, expressed their profound sorrow over this tragic event via social media. They described Andrew’s tragic passing as both an inspiration and supporter for many; writing “This fraternity is deeply saddened by Andrew’s passing away” before listing all the wonderful memories he left for all. Texas A&M had its last day of classes on Tuesday but have yet to respond officially to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
What are the funeral arrangements for Andrew?
As part of Andrew Thomas Henges’ memorial services, an afternoon funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at Trinity United Methodist Church located in Beaumont. Prior to that gathering will take place at Broussard’s funeral home allowing friends, family, and acquaintances to remember his vibrant life as they provide support during this difficult period.
What is the lasting impact of Andrew’s life?
As the community mourns the unexpected death of Andrew, it is undeniable that his life had an immeasurable effect on those closest to him. Tributes pouring in bear testimony to this. Delta Tau Delta’s statement on Instagram speaks for many when they write that: “His passing may be undeniably tragic; however, his legacy of kindness, compassion, and genuine concern for others will always be remembered fondly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.