'Sons of Anarchy' Star's Son Takes His Own Life Aged 16
The son of Sons of Anarchy actor David Labrava has died after taking his own life aged just 16.
The TV star's son Tycho was battling with depression and, according to an Instagram post by his father 'took his own life' last Saturday on 5 May.
Labrava's post said: "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,"
Alongside the heartbreaking post, Labrava also shared several pictures of himself with his young son, looking happy.
He continued: "He suffered from a depression we couldn't see because he was a happy young kid."
He then urged people to "communicate with your loved ones, there might not be any signs."
Labrava signed off: "Cherish them. I am broken."
The pictures he shared showed the happy father and son at places like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and on the set of the FX series in which Labrava plays Happy Lowman.
The actor also linked the post to a fundraising page for a charity that helps people with bipolar disorder and depression. The GoFundMe page says that Tycho's last wish was: "Give all of my money to a depression and bipolar organisation."
So that is what they plan to do.
The page says: "On May 5th, 2018 Tycho Spelis Chiusano decided to end his life. He was 16 years old. He quietly suffered from depression for years and didn't know how to ask for help.
"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. Tycho loved his family and friends. This is how we will forever remember him!
"Never FORGET: Always be kind and have compassion for others. Never spread rumours and learn to communicate with each other.
"100% of your donations will join Tycho's and go to a depression and bipolar organisation."
So far the page has raised over $9,000 (£6,650).
David Labrava is a tattoo artist and actor, he was originally hired as a technical adviser to the show, about motorcycle gangs in California, but eventually found himself acting and even writing an episode.
We can't imagine what he is going through just now.
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