Community comes together to hold vigil for downtown Phoenix ambassador | Arizona News

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Community comes together to hold vigil for downtown Phoenix ambassador | Arizona News
Community comes together to hold vigil for downtown Phoenix ambassador | Arizona News

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – More than a hundred people gathered in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix on Saturday evening to commemorate Hans Hughes. The ambassador in downtown Phoenix was hit by a drunk driver in August. He had died unexpectedly this week as he was getting ready to leave the hospital. “There was an energy about him. It was warm and welcoming and full of love,” said Lisa Collier. “There’s really no excuse to be a drunk driver these days,” said Potter. “And that this is happening to him is really terrible.” For 12 years, Hughes guided people downtown and kept the streets safe. However, his work went beyond that. Hughes has touched the lives of many people, both large and small, and many described him as the embodiment of love. “He was honest, real, and real with every soul he touched. How incredible is that?” said Hana Kuykendall, Hughes’ sister. Each person held a sunflower in their hand at the vigil on Saturday evening. You suited a man who brought so much light and love to downtown Phoenix. “Phoenix friends, you lifted us up and carried us through this tragedy. We cried together, we were happy together, we laughed together and now we mourn together. But tonight we’re celebrating the legend that Hans is, ”said Kuykendall. Beloved Ambassador of Downtown Phoenix dies after the crash as a result of the consequences Copyright 2021 KPHO / KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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