Tonight I would like to dedicate my performance of La donna del lago to the memory of Carlos Vigil — a New Mexican teen who committed suicide after being mercilessly bullied throughout school. His suicide note is beyond tragic.
But I would also like to dedicate it to every single child who bullied him along the way, and those who stood by silently as well–may they witness the great loss of a precious human life and experience a RADICAL change of heart, working to obliterate bullying and discrimination for the rest of their days.
Rest in peace, Carlos.
Carlos Vigil, a 17-year-old from New Mexico, posted a suicide letter on Twitter: “I’m sorry for not being a person that would make someone proud”, saying he was “a loser, a freak and a fag” . Carlos’ father saw the note on Twitter and found his son unconscious at home. On Tuesday, the family decided to switch off his life support. His organs have been transplanted.