Stuart Kelly reportedly took his own life after copping relentless abuse for campaigning in favour of Sydney’s unpopular lock out laws.
After his “best friend” and brother, 18-year-old Thomas, was killed in a one-punch attack in Sydney’s Kings Cross in 2012, the Kelly family launched a foundation to call for tighter restrictions to combat alcohol-fuelled violence.
Friends told the Daily Telegraph Stuart’s efforts for The Thomas Kelly Foundation resulted in “endless hate mail” and bullying, which may have contributed to his death.
His body was found on Sydney’s northern beaches on Monday.
Stuart was 14 when his brother died after a night out with his girlfriend.
Thomas suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by a random punch to the head by a heavily intoxicated stranger.
Stuart Kelly speaks about losing his brother (post continues after video):