Jehan Vazirani Komunyakaa


Age: 2

son of Pultizer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa whose father is an influential figure in African-American writing and has served as a professor of creative writing at Princeton University, and who was probably the youngest person to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops, an outreach program to historically black colleges and universities.

Cause of Death: Stabbed to death in a murder-suicide

Born: December 2000

Died: July 16, 2003

Chevy Chase, Maryland