Memorial for Huixang Chen held Wednesday afternoon

Published: Jul. 11, 2019 at 7:19 AM EDT
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A memorial service was held Wednesday afternoon for a University of Florida doctoral student who committed suicide.

Family, friends, and students, many of whom who didn't even know him, filled in to listen about Huixiang Chen's passions in life and the impact he made.

Due to the amount of attendees, the event was "standing room only."

Chen's cousin, through a translator, spoke on behalf of the family.

Chen's family is still looking for answers as to why he took his own life.

The death of Huixiang Chen has sparked two separate third-party investigations into allegations of both research misconduct and mistreatment.