Hey everyone, this is David, a close friend to Lily aka Spacegoat. As we all knew, Lily was a jokester. She could always brighten a room with her smile, charm, and wit. But as those close to her also knew, she laughed to keep from crying. This morning, Lily took her own life due to frequent cyberbullying attacks on her facebook and tumblr profiles.
An innocent and playful joke about Lily’s favorite author, John Green, resulted in a cascade of hateful anonymous messages as well as threats against her life and her rabbit.
As her friends knew, Lily was uncomfortable expressing her sadness. she used images of her heroes, Danny Devito and William “Bill” Cosby to convey to us she was upset and needed friendly words. As you can see based on her last posts on tumblr, the cries for help were loud and unfortunately, unheard.
An online memorial and burial will be performed via tinychat in the coming days. It is difficult to reach her next of kin since she grew up an orphan, but please stand by for an official date and time.
Please help end cyberbullying.