On Thursday evening, David Labrava shared the worst news any parent can imagine with his fans:
The actor’s teenage son has committed suicide.
Best known for his role as the quiet and tough character of Happy Lowman on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Labrava wrote the following on Facebook as confirmation:
“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. He suffered from a depression we couldnt see because he was a happy young kid.
“Communicate with your loved ones, there might not be any signs. Cherish them. I am broken.”
The caption was included along with the photo above.
It is not known at this time just how young Tycho killed himself, but that isn’t really the issue at this moment, of course.
We simply can’t fathom what¬†Labrava and his family are going through right now.
Hired as a technical advisor on Sons of Anarchy,¬†Labrava had been with the show since its premiere in 2008.
He actually co-wrote a Season 4 episode and also penned a best-selling book titled “Becoming A Son.”
Moreover, the actor wrote, produced, directed and starred in a first feature film titled “Street Level;” and also writes a column for Hot Rod Magazine.
He has set up a GoFundMe page in honor of 16-year old Tycho.
‚ÄúOn 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‚Äôt know how to ask for help,‚ÄĚ reads the page.
The website continues:
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‚Äôs last wish was ‚Äėgive all of my money to a depression and bipolar organization’ ‚Ä¶so, that‚Äôs exactly where it‚Äôs 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.
Labrava’s son is pictured above with two of¬†Labrava’s Sons of Anarchy co-stars, Kim Coates and Theo Rossi.
We send our condolences to all who knew Tycho well.
May he rest in peace.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).