Relatives and friends of Isaiah Epiphane Lewis, 28, say they are in shock following reports that he committed suicide Monday night at L’anse Road.
Epiphane’s sister remembered him as a jovial person who loved life.
“He loved people – he liked teasing. He loved giving jokes,” she recalled.
Another relative said Epiphane’s death had devastated the family.
“He was in high spirits – the last time I saw him was on Saturday and he was in high spirits – very high spirits. So I don’t know. I don’t know what went down. No sign, nothing like that. That has shaken the whole family here and overseas, because nobody expected that would happen,” the relative said.
Carlton, a friend of the deceased, said he never thought Epiphane was the sort of person who would take his own life.
“I never thought that would happen. I knew him for so long, I never thought he would be in that state of mind,” Carlton stated.
According to reports Epiphane, a keep fit enthusiast, was found hanging at around 8.pm in a house that he recently rented.