Premier David Burt spoke for all MPs when he said letters of condolence will be sent by the House of Assembly to the family of Marco Warren, who he described as a “wonderful Bermudian”.
The 29-year-old PHC player and a father, tragically lost his life as a result of an early morning hit-and-run collision on Mother’s Day.
Nearly one week later, the driver of the vehicle involved, has yet to turn their self in to police, after leaving this young man to die in the street.
His death caused grief throughout the community and triggered outrage with calls for the driver and occupants of the car involved to do the right thing.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday, Premier Burt said the Bermuda Football Association, Pembroke Hamilton Club and Paget Primary School will also receive letters from the Lower House.
“Marco was a stellar athlete. He was also a stellar person. He was a father, he was a family man, he loved his community,” said Mr Burt.
“And, anyone that knew him knew how, and the fact that he did, put his family first.
“Certainly, as a father I cannot fathom what his parents are feeling during this incredible time of loss.
“The outpouring of grief has been wide and I want them to know that they are certainly in the thoughts of the members of this House and of the country.”
Mr Burt also reflected on the last time he spoke with Mr Warren at Paget Primary School where he ran an after-school programme.
“I was about to leave, I did see him getting off his bike, I hadn’t seen him for a little bit. He told me that he had just become a father,” he said.
“I know that he was talking about how he could advance. He was seeking to enter the next round of fire service recruits.
“He was an amazingly talented Bermudian, a kind Bermudian, a soft-spoken Bermudian and a wonderful Bermudian,” he added.
“His loss is being felt.”
The Premier also reiterated the appeal for anyone with information on this tragic incident to speak up.
Mr Burt concluded: “I am sure that in the later portions of our sessions today that there will be discussion of the need for persons to do what is right and to make sure that they say something about this.”