Popular gay YouTuber Tai Couture has been confirmed dead with reports stating that the influencer took his own life.
Couture, whose real name was Tyree Williams, was best known for his work as a hairstylist and makeup artist.
Couture who had been vocal about his battle with depression had also publically supported others who were battling with the illness.
Notably, following the suicide of 15-year-old Nigel Shelby after being bullied for being gay, an emotional Couture took to Facebook posting and discussing an earlier suicide attempt of his own.
“My heart mourns for the pain, torment, and loneliness this baby felt preceding his suicide. My suicide attempt was only a little over a year ago when I cut my wrist with a knife and was hospitalized.”
“Although bullying wasn’t my trigger I know firsthand how it feels to be desperate for the hurt to end. I pray for Nigel’s family, friends, and the LGBTQ community. May the world continue to spread more unconditional love and not hate.”
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Greetings to all. The family would like to thank everyone for your support and all your kind words. We are accepting donations for Tyree’s Home going Celebration through gofundme (which will be linked in the bio). All are welcome to this celebration. Saturday, November 9, 2019 Tabernacle of Faith COGIC 115 North 5th Street Camden, NJ Viewing: 9:00am – 11:00am Service: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Attire: All White
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