MEMORIAL: Daniel Gray a.k.a Hooliganradguitar5

Family and friends have created a GoFund me in order to send Daniel home peacefully and in great memberance. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Daniel Gray, @hooliganradguitar5 | Photo by @steveazzara

Daniel Gray, @hooliganradguitar5 | Photo by @steveazzara

 

Daniel Gray, often referred to as Rad by close friends, was an artist heavily involved in the underground rap scene and it's music. Born in Harlem, he was also known for the lighters in place of gauges trend and the hashtag, #donteverkillyhurself, which sends a powerful message. Those who knew him said he was a kindhearted person who always spread love and good vibes.

A candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at Union Square where dozens of people gathered to remember his bright spirit and the raw music he created. His birthday is this Tuesday, friends and family alike plan on celebrating his life.

Photo by Amanda Walker, @juxtalien

Photo by Amanda Walker, @juxtalien

Mental illness is real and we must do better in recognizing the signs and supporting each other whenever needed. If you know someone or are someone going through depression, DO NOT keep it in; talk to people because you matter and so does your life.