Princeton student Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi dies in Texas

June 10, 2018 12:52 p.m.

Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi, a Princeton University undergraduate student, was struck and killed by a train in Texas on Friday evening, June 8. Authorities in Fort Worth are investigating.

Abdillahi, 20, was a member of the Class of 2020. She grew up in Roseville, Minnesota, and attended Harding Senior High School in St. Paul.

She is survived by her parents, a sister and three brothers. The University has extended condolences to the family.

"Words cannot begin to express how deeply we will miss Yasmin," said Sohaib Sultan, coordinator for Muslim Life in the Office of the Dean of Religious Life. "She was a quiet, kind, contemplative soul. ... Her friends from back home in Minnesota and on campus are remembering her likewise as a person with a special compassionate heart and great mind.

"I personally will remember Yasmin for her warm smile, calming presence, thoughtful gifts and probing intellect," Sultan wrote in a letter to the campus Muslim community.

A gathering of remembrance will be held at the Murray-Dodge Hall on campus at 6:30 p.m. Monday. A memorial service will be held when students return to campus for the fall semester.

Students wishing to speak with a counselor should call University Counseling and Psychological Services at 609-258-3141.