Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello has reacted to Jeremy Richman dying by suicide. Richman lost his daughter Avielle during the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012. Morello lost Audioslave bandmate Chris Cornell to suicide in May 2017.
“I knew him. Kind man. Played catch with him backstage at a Prophets Of Rage show. To lose a child and then to be harassed by gun lobby conspiracy theorists claiming your child never died is so so sad and horrible. Rest In Peace now Jeremy.”
Morello’s tweet was in response to remarks by New York Times writer Elizabeth Williamson.
Williamson tweeted, “A few reflections from our reporting on the death of Jeremy Richman, Sandy Hook dad who turned his loss into a foundation fostering brain science as a means for understanding violence.”
Mr. Richman, like many Sandy Hook parents, was targeted by hoaxers who insisted his daughter, Avielle, didn’t die on Dec. 14, 2012.
One of these hoaxers, Wolfgang Halbig–whose Twitter account was suspended ONLY LAST MONTH–spent years insisting that Avielle Richman was alive, living in alias as another girl in Newtown, a child he repeatedly named online.”
Morello also recently posted on Instagram, “@drwilliamli is a genius and has helped so many people successfully combat disease (including my family). His book is great and indispensable.”
I knew him. Kind man. Played catch with him backstage at a Prophets Of Rage show. To lose a child and then to be harassed by gun lobby conspiracy theorists claiming your child never died is so so sad and horrible. Rest In Peace now Jeremy. https://t.co/ux4kP4rUQC
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 27, 2019