James Murray describes his son Ben as a very kind, gentle giant of a man.
“He was very dynamic, and very intelligent. He had everything going for him,” he says.
“He was sensitive. He used to look at the things other people might overlook, like suffering in friends and people around him.”
The last time James saw his son was in May 2018 for lunch. Hours later, the 19-year-old was dead.
The first-year student at Bristol University had told his father he was worried he would be thrown off his course for lack of attendance. He did not admit he had already been sent a letter that said he was being dismissed.
Ben is one of 12 students at the university to die in three years.