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09/29/2010 06:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rutgers Student Tyler Clementi Remembered As 'A Distinguished Musician'

Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who apparently jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge last week, is remembered as a virtuoso violinist who had the capacity to "blow audiences away" with his talent.

His death came after his roommate allegedly posted a tape of Clementi having a sexual encounter with a man on the internet.

Clementi was 18.

According to ABC, on Sept. 22, at 8:42 p.m., Clementi posted an update to his Facebook page: "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry."

Police found his wallet and car, with his computer and cell phone inside, nearby. His body has yet to be recovered.

According to WPIX, Clementi's roommate, Rutgers freshman Dharun Ravi, and fellow freshman Molly Wei have been charged with invasion of privacy for secretly leaving a camera in Clementi's room and posting his sexual encounter on the web. Each faces up to five years in prison.

The Clementi family lawyer, Paul Minardi, released a statement today:

"Tyler was a fine young man, and a distinguished musician. The family is heartbroken beyond words. They respectfully request that they be given time to grieve their great loss and that their privacy at this painful time be respected by all. The family and their representatives are cooperating fully with the ongoing criminal investigations of two Rutgers University students."

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