Daphne Dorman, transgender comedian, dies after penning suicide note
- Daphne Dorman, a Philadelphia-born transgender comedian and actress is dead.
The famed activist, who was referenced in ‘Sticks And Stones’, Dave Chappelle’s Netflix comedy special, passed away on October 11, after leaving a suicide note on his Facebook handle.
“I’m sorry. I’ve thought about this a lot before this morning. How do you say “goodbye” and “I’m sorry” and “I love you” to all the beautiful souls you know? For the last time. There’s no good way. That’s what I got out of all that thought,” she wrote.
“To those of you who are mad at me: please forgive me. To those of you who wonder if you failed me: you didn’t. To those of you feel like I failed you: I did and I’m sorry and I hope you’ll remember me in better times and better light.
“Please help my daughter, Naia, understand that none of this is her fault. Please remind her that I loved her with every fiber of my being.”
Following the confirmation of her demise, the trans personality’s loved ones took to social media to commiserate with her family for the loss.
The office of Transgender Initiatives in San Francisco also offered to counsel people of similar ideologies experiencing hard times.
They urged anyone who needs support to reach out to Trans Lifeline and Trans: Thrive.
“Sweet, sweet Daphne. I so wish we could all have helped you through your darkness. We’ll always love you, fly high sweet angel,” Becky Kugler, Dorman’s sister, wrote, wile confirming that she had died by suicide.
Dorman was renowned as a TV and stage actress but also doubled as a software engineer who fought for trans-rights and volunteered at the San Francisco LGBT center as an instructor for Transcode, a program to help transgender people begin careers in technology.