Sons of Anarchy star David LaBrava revealed the tragic news that his teenage son committed suicide in a heartbreaking message about the child.
“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 actor wrote about his death on May 5, 2018 and shared two photos of the young child.
“He suffered from a depression we couldn’t see because he was a happy young kid,” the father wrote.
“Communicate with your loved ones, there might not be any signs. Cherish them? I am broken ? .”
The photos LaBrava posted with Tycho were from the FX set of Sons of Anarchy where he played Happy Lowman from 2008 to 2014.
LaBrava set up a GoFundMe account #gofundme.com/flyhighTYCHO in honor of his son with a goal of almost $10,000 reached in 24 hours.
“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,” the message said.
“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 rumors and learn to communicate with each other. Tycho's last wish was ‘give all of my money to a depression and bipolar organization’...so, that's exactly where it's going!”
“Please join us in our fight to raise awareness of the signs of depression! We need to honor our friends because we never know what's hiding behind someone's smile.
“100% of your donations will join Tycho's and go to a depression and bipolar organization.”
If you or anyone you know suffers from depression or suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.
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