The family of one punch victim Thomas Kelly are again dealing with the loss of Thomas’ younger brother, Stuart Kelly.
Stuart Kelly, 19, took his own life in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and his body was found on Monday.
The teenager lost his brother, Thomas Kelly, in 2012 to a one punch attack when he was 14 years old. Since then he became an avid campaigner for lockout laws, which he reportedly received abuse and bullying for online in the years since his brother passed away.
At a gala dinner for the Thomas Kelly foundation last year Stuart said “I look back at that moment: I was 14 years old, I was told by a stranger that my brother, my best friend, was going to die. Those few words would change my life forever,”
“It’s always there, it never leaves. It sits below the surface of your skin and surfaces when you least expect it.
“Tom never deserved to die that night, it was not meant to be his time; in fact I now believe that it could and should have been avoided.”
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