Teen Couple Commits Suicide: Markeice Brown and Mercedes Smith

A sad story about a teen couple that committed suicide just days apart.

18 year old Mercedes Smith took her own life in her college dorm room in Columbia, Kentucky on Thursday, April 20th and her boyfriend, Markeice Brown ended his life on Saturday, April 22nd, according to sources online that we found.

Mercedes Shaday via Facebook

Smith’s friends believed that Brown played a part to his girlfriend’s suicide and they harassed and taunted him online (Facebook) which, along with the death of his girlfriend, drove him to commit suicide days later.

We know that these things led to his death because he posted a video expressing how he felt right before his death. Brown felt like he had no one at all, he felt that it was all his fault and that there was no reason be to here. We never want anyone to feel this way. This heartbreaking story has brought awareness to depression and suicide. In hopes to also bring awareness to abandonment and mental illnesses.


Here’s the video down below:



Brown also made a post expressing his hurt.

Marquise Brown via Facebook

He says:

“This is to everybody that knew me that shared love for me this is to the ones who deeply cared for me yea some might say I took the easy way out but who’s to say I wanted to live this life in the first place Y’all say I’m selfish but other than my sisters and a few of my brother who checked on me ? Who asked was I straight? Y’all just asked for shit but when I asked in return it was I ain’t got it or you know you got it. But I let it slide my loyalty was different. Mercedes loved Markeice for Markeice not the cars the money nothing. Everybody told mercedes the same thing like no or some bs that’s why I did everything I did for her so she wouldn’t have to ask any one but she needed love from her friends family not just me I can’t do it all but I tried lord knows I mean all y’all know if she wanted anything materialistic just somebody there anything I had her.”

“I’ve been through the most messed up situations imaginable I just lost my girlfriend and my kid she thought everyone was going to bash her like her Friends did that baby brought us so much joy she told me she was pregnant on my birthday I was happy but I also was lost for words mercedes asked countless ppl for help that’s why i tried to be the best boyfriend ever I messed up once and took someone on a date but that’s all i did I apologized about and I did whatever I had to do to make it up mercedes had my passwords fingerprint on my phone Allat I was very open with her , but we always told Eachother how we hated life and everything in it but I always talked her out of it well we would always say we was going out together so that’s where I’m headed Life ain’t about the toughest soldiers god has the story written already stick to the script Y’all know how I felt about that girl read our messages that was my Bestfriend my baby and that was no doubts or Maybes it’s plenty fish in the ocean but you always kept my mind open I love my baby dearly so we Finna see Each other again”

These were his last words before he committed suicide.

Marquise Brown via Facebook

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