Last week, Terry Kennedy was arrested for allegedly attacking 23 year-old Josiah Kassahun at an Oakbrook Terrace motel in Illinois.
Josiah suffered a fractured skull and concussion in the attack, and died in the hospital on Sunday, TMZ has reported.
Terry Kennedy, a skateboarder, has previously appeared on MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and currently has a bail of $100,000.
Who is Josiah Kassahun?
23 year-old Josiah Kassahun, who was allegedly attacked by Terry Kennedy, suffered a fractured skull and a concussion in the attack.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office told TMZ on Sunday that Josiah had died following the attack in an Illinois motel.
A GoFundMe page which was set up in Josiah’s memory reads in part:
“Josiah was and will always be remembered as the perfect friend to everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. He was loved and had much love to give and he will be dearly missed by an infinite number of people.”
The money will be used to “memorialise Josiah in some way,” and at the time of writing, the campaign has raised over $17,000 in less than 24 hours.
Terry Kennedy arrested for alleged assault
According to the Independent, Terry Kennedy could face charges of homicide following the news of Josiah Kassahun’s death.
Kennedy was arrested last week, and initially booked for assault after he reportedly first fled the scene following the attack.
TMZ reported that Kennedy told the police: “I will kill one of you police. We kill police where I’m from.”
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