Trevor Dolan, a UNC senior majoring in history and psychology, died Sunday.
Friends of Dolan said he died by suicide. He was 21.
“There will be moments that we will never forget,” said Dolan’s friend and fellow senior Taylor Hartley, alluding to the impact Dolan made on their close group of friends.
“(Trevor was) able to light up a room just by walking into it.”
Lt. Chris Atack of the Carrboro Police Department said the cause of Dolan’s death is still pending, but the department does not believe it was a criminal matter.
Friends said Dolan had planned to pursue culinary arts upon graduation, a longtime passion.
A Chapel Hill resident, Dolan had worked as a teacher for a children’s cooking camp offered by C’est si Bon.
Senior Kathleen Stone said Dolan always showed compassion through his cooking.
“He was just like a ray of sunshine all of the time, and he just wanted to make people happy,” Stone said.