A 17-year-old New Mexico teen, who stood up against bullying, wrote an online letter revealing his inner torment – right before attempting to take his own life.
Carlos Vigil, posted a heartbreaking note on Twitter Saturday, saying he was “a loser, a freak, and a fag,” and ended with “I’m free now” — alluding to his subsequent suicide attempt:
Following his suicide attempt, he was rushed to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and his family took him off life support early Tuesday morning.
Carlos’ mother Jacqueline Vigil told local news channel KRQE 13 that her son had been bullied since he was 8 years old:
Carlos’ father Ray Vigil painted a similar picture of his son’s torment to NBC affiliate KOB-TV:
Ray Virgil said his son tried to counsel other teens who felt bullied, but couldn’t overcome his own pain:
“American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks tweeted about Vigil’s death: