David Labrava‘s 16-year-old son, Tycho, took his own life after a battle with depression, according to the actor.
Labrava, who played Happy on “Sons of Anarchy,” revealed the tragedy to fans on social media last night, writing, “Never in a million tears would I think I would be posting this. This is my boy Tycho. He took his life a couple of days ago at 16 years old.”
The exact manner of his death is still unclear, but Labrava said, “He suffered from a depression we couldnt see because he was a happy young kid,” adding, “Communicate with your loved ones, there might not be any signs. Cherish them. I am broken.”
Labrava also shared a GoFundMe page created by a family member. The donation page describes Tycho as “an amazing and beautiful soul, Tycho was extremely intelligent, athletic, loyal, and a sensitive friend. He was full of life, constantly smiling, and had a knack for making others laugh.”
Labrava’s stepsister shared Tycho’s last wish: “give all of my money to a depression and bipolar organization,” which the family will honor.
It is absolutely heartbreaking to me to hear of any suicide. To know a person felt so much mental anguish they could not face another day is soul crushing. If you have been feeling in anyway as though your life is getting too hard to live each day, please first reach out for help. Please try one more thing. Every time.