His Girlfriend Committed Suicide, So This Young Man Posted a Viral Goodbye Video Moments Before Taking His Own Life

Mercedes Smith, 18, was a college freshman majoring in Communications from Cincinnati, OH.  According to Colombia Magazine, On April 20th, she was found unresponsive in her dorm room at Lindsey Wilson College. Her death was a suicide. There is no information as to why Mercedes took her own life.

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After her dead, her boyfriend, Markeice “Mari” Brown 20, was understandably beside himself with grief. According to reports, however, Mari was subject to intense bullying and harassment from Mercedes’s friends who blamed him for her death.  Mari ultimately took his life two days later later on April 22nd. Before doing so, however, he left a series of posts on Facebook and a goodbye video.

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“…..so how tf ya’ll expect me to be “ALIRIGHT” ?????!!!!!???!!!!!”

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In one of his Facebook posts, Mari  also shared that Mercedes was pregnant with their child.

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“They won’t let me come to the funeral so Ima go see her myself.”

Here is the gut wrenching video

Mental Illness is something we just don’t discuss enough in our community. Our prayers go out to the families and friends of Mercedes and Mari. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please get help.  Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 for more.

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  1. I’m so sorry that this is happening in the world! I hurts to see this go on amongst the Youth and lose hope on life Had so many friends he knew, Only one that gets needed to be introduced to and that is JESUS!!! He’s the only one in this life that can heal a. Broken Heart!!! May the peace of God rest rule and abide in all of each of the Families ? hearts!!

  2. You know suicide is a mortal sin. I don’t rightfully know how God deals with it or how Christ gon judge em. But I know pain…I know serious pains.

    However I am never taking my life. I want the 10 days…10 weeks 10 years…whatever I got left. I want every single moment. My selfish departure would kill a lotta other folks. Couldn’t. I always ask “what’s so bad that you can’t get past it?? I am not mentsll

    1. Just ignorant the video was a live video and he had many people trying to talk him out of but sometimes someone simply just. Any live without a certain person until you know the pain and you try to overcome it don’t ever speak on a situation like this again

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