Once a protracted struggle with depression, a flight attendant with United Airlines Kayleigh Scott died in an apparent suicide.
Kayleigh was a beloved Denver, Colorado, resident. Kayleigh Scott’s loved ones and friends sent tributes on Facebook as they mourned and thought of her.
She shared a tragic note about her suicide on her Facebook page. In her note, Kayleigh Scott expressed her regret to everyone who might have been hurt or disappointed by her choice to commit herself before she died.
“As I take my final breaths and exit this living earth, I apologize to everyone I let down. I am so sorry I could not be better. To those that I love, I am sorry I could not be more substantial. To those who gave me everything, I am sorry my effort was not reciprocated. Please understand that my leaving is not a reflection on you but the result of my inability to turn myself for the better. To Ashley, Cynthia, Regine & Sophia. I am so sorry. Please remember me for our good memories and never for my downfall. I will see you all again on the other side.
Brianna, I’m coming.”
Tributes to Kayleigh Scott:
“Last night I couldn’t sleep, I was up all night, and out of the blue I noticed a post by Kayleigh Scott with her final farewells on this planet,” Like myself, many of us who were having trouble sleeping immediately seized on it. Throughout the night, I tried to contact her family by calling, texting, and posting on Facebook. Eventually, someone could call the police for a checkup, but it was already too late. Words cannot express how devastated I am right now. I’m sorry, Kayleigh, I wasn’t quick enough. By the time you posted your status, it was already too late.
Perhaps it was fate that I was awake during your final minutes, but know that I’m devastated and crushed that someone as beautiful as you would harm oneself in this way. I understand that despite your struggles, you have succeeded as a trans person, and we once thought that nothing could stop you. I sincerely hope you will receive justice and change because this world, especially the Nation, wronged you. Please continue to look out for us, and I hope you are now at peace. We cherish you. Queen, rest in peace.
“Two of my pals have committed suicide in the past 24 hours. Processing everything has been incredibly difficult mentally, but I will say this. Be friendly and sympathetic to everyone you come into contact with, and remember to check in on your friends and family whenever you have the chance since a simple checkup can mean everything. Depression is real and terrifying, and more people than you realize deal with problems behind closed doors. RIP, Scott, and Kayleigh Adam Desilets; you two are deeply cherished.