Quotes from those who knew and loved him:
"He was an incredibly kind person, a very loving person. And also very humorous. I remember Tariq could crack a joke in the most tense and most serious environment and kind of loosen it out."
"He was an old soul in a young body and always had great advice. He was a very positive, free spirited person."
"Losing my brother was like losing my other half. He had been my best friend, my support and my strength for 20 years. I did not know how I was going to live the rest of my life without him."