CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated Sergio Acero’s age. He was 26. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Always ready with a smile, a kind word or a custom-made birthday cake, Sergio Acero had already mastered the art of friendship and was well on his way to mastering dentistry.
Acero, 26, was in a motorcycle accident on Estes Drive Extension near Seawell School Road at about 6:35 a.m. Saturday and later died from his injuries. The Chapel Hill police investigation is ongoing.
He was a third-year dental student at the UNC School of Dentistry.
Kiara Brown met Acero when they started dental school together in 2011.
“Sergio was one of the most generous, giving, friendliest people that I’ve ever met,” she said.
“He was always pleasant to be around, very hospitable, just somebody that you always wanted to have in your circle of friends.”
His friends said Acero’s hospitality was one of his greatest gifts.
“He would host ‘Scandal’ watch parties at his house and Super Bowl parties,” Brown said. “His house was like home to everybody that knew him.”