American Tourist Beaten to Death During Bar Brawl in Greece; 9 People Arrested

An American tourist died early Friday after being beaten to death in a bar in Greece.

Bakari Henderson, 22, from Austin, Texas, was visiting the island of Zakynthos, Greece, when a bar fight escalated into a brawl, leaving the University of Arizona graduate dead.

Police arrested two men Friday night, both considered the main suspects in the investigation, NBC News reported. Seven others were also arrested.

Henderson’s family said he visited the island for a photo shoot while preparing to launch a new fashion line, according to a statement given to the Austin American-Statesman.

“Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling and meeting new people,” the statement said. “He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures.”

The State Department said it was communicating with local authorities on the matter and providing assistance to Henderson’s family.

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