Underlying complications led to Bakersfield College student’s death

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

Bakersfield College student Goshtasb Behdin, 38, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Nov. 9 in a San Diego area hospital. Behdin had been in a car accident that day, but was expected to be discharged within a couple of days and predicted to make a full recovery. The underlying cause for his cardiac arrest is still undetermined, and an autopsy is pending.

Behdin was born on August 5, 1981in Iran and immigrated to the United States nine years ago when he was 29-years-old. He moved to Bakersfield from New York with his sister, Golnaz Behdin, seven years ago.

Behdin was most passionate about school and family. He was studying geology at Bakersfield College and had hopes of transferring to a university to earn his degree and become a geologist.

When he was not focusing his energy on school, he was spending time with his family, particularly his niece.

Golnaz Behdin’s fondest memory of her brother was when he spent time bonding with his niece during one of their playdates. She would invite him into her Barbie tenthouse but his large statue would impede him from fitting inside all of the way. But he didn’t let that stop him from spending quality time with his niece. He crawled onto the floor and kept everything below his shoulders outside of tent.(Help me with this sentence)

Golnaz Behdin added that when her daughter was first born, he would lift her up and down slowly to get her to stop crying.

“He was the only person who knew how to calm her down,” she said.

She said that she will miss everything about her brother, but she will miss his sense of humor the most.

“I will miss his laugh. He always wanted to make us happy,” she said.

Behdin is survived by his mother, his sister Golnaz Behdin and her husband, and his niece.

Services were held last month in Bakersfield and San Diego. His family plans on having a ceremony for the anniversary of his death.

Of her brother, Golnaz Behdin said, “He was so sweet. Everybody [that knew him] said he had the sweetest heart. He was the kindest guy ever.”