TRANSGENDER comedienne Daphne Dorman has been found dead after leaving a heartbreaking ‘goodbye’ message on Facebook.
Daphne passed away in San Francisco after writing: “To those of you who are mad at me: please forgive me.”
“To those of you who wonder if you failed me: you didn’t.
“To those of you feel like I failed you: I did and I’m sorry and I hope you’ll remember me in better times and better light.
“I love you all. I’m sorry. Please help my daughter, Naia, understand that none of this is her fault. Please remind her that I loved her with every fiber of my being.”
Confirming the death, her sister Becky Kugler wrote: “Sweet, sweet Daphne. I so wish we could all have helped you through your darkness.
“We’ll always love you, fly high sweet angel.”
Dorman volunteered at the San Fransisco LGBT Centre as an instructor for Transcode – which helped transgender people get a head-start in the tech world.
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She was referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Sticks and Stones.
The comedian told a story of Dorman attending his shows and laughing at every joke.
Art Director Mathieu Bitton said: “‘It was a very sad day. Rest In Peace, power and Glory [Daphne Dorman]. I’ll never forgot our hilarious photo shoot for the Chappelle Sticks & Stones Epilogue.”
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It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
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