The TikTok community is mourning the loss of one of its beloved stars, Bobby Moudy, who died by suicide recently. Moudy was a father of three who often posted hilarious and heartwarming videos of his family on his account, which had more than 370,000 followers.
Why Did Bobby Moudy Commit Suicide?
Moudy’s death came as a shock to many who admired his cheerful and positive personality on TikTok. However, behind the scenes, he was struggling with financial and emotional issues that led him to take his own life. According to a report by TMZ, Moudy’s home was sold at auction just two days before his suicide, after it went into foreclosure. His wife, Jennifer allegedly claimed she had no idea about the problems with the house, and that Moudy never wanted to burden his family.
Moudy’s family and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his funeral expenses and to support his wife and children, Kaytlin, Max and Charleigh. The page has already received more than $70,000 in donations from people who were touched by Moudy’s life and videos. Many donors also left messages of condolence and encouragement for the family, as well as shared their own experiences with mental health and suicide.
How Bobby Moudy’s Suicide Death Highlights a Troubling Trend in America
Moudy’s death has also sparked a conversation about the prevalence and prevention of suicide in the United States. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the country, with an average of 132 Americans dying by suicide each day in 2020. The AFSP also states that suicide rates have increased by 35% since 1999, and that financial stress is one of the risk factors for suicide.
The AFSP urges anyone who is feeling suicidal or knows someone who is to seek help immediately. They offer a number of resources and tips on their website, such as calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, texting TALK to 741741, or contacting a mental health professional. They also advise people to look out for warning signs of suicide in others, such as talking about wanting to die, feeling hopeless or trapped, withdrawing from social activities, or giving away possessions.
Moudy’s legacy will live on through his TikTok videos and his family, who have expressed their gratitude for the support they have received from the online community. His daughter Kaytlin posted a tribute to her father on TikTok, which was very emotional to watch.