Youtube Star Tai Couture Commits Suicide

The YouTuber Passed Away On Thursday. Couture Had Previously Attempted To Take His Life And Was Open With His Battle With Depression.

According to a GoFundMe created in his honor, Tai Couture whose real name is Tyree Williams was also a hairstylist

and make-up artist.

What We Know:

  • The Youtuber opened up about his battled with depression in a Facebook post after Nigel Shelby’s suicide. “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,” the post read.
  • Shelby, was a ninth-grader who took his life In April after he was bullied for being gay.
  • Although Couture denied bullying was a trigger for his own depression, it is unknown what events led to his untimely death.
  • Back in 2016 Couture shared his journey with depression after a near-fatal crash.
  • His family created a GoFund Me to help pay for his homegoing.

Some of fans and fellow YouTubers express their condolences on Twitter.

Our condolences go out to all that knew and loved Tai.

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Diamond Jeune is a Digital Intern at Black News Alerts.

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