Content Warning: This article discusses suicide.
Last month, beloved member of the music community Luke Liang passed away at the age of 28, after losing his battle with depression.
To celebrate the life and legacy of the incredibly talented musician, his friends and peers will be gathering together on October 4th to raise money for music charity, Support Act.
Luke Liang was a highly esteemed member of the international and Australian music community, widely celebrated as a multi-talented artist and performer.
Luke Liang’s former Papa vs Pretty bandmate Tom Myers recently released a statement following the sudden passing of his friend and accompanist.
“Luke was perhaps the most impressive man I’ve ever met. Literally, anything he turned his hand to he mastered (sometimes in a matter of hours), a willing listener and an incredible mate to all of us.”
“We are all naturally devastated, but we’re much stronger if we’re together. It’s been so overwhelming to receive so many well wishes and messages of support. Thank You.”
Following the passing of Luke Liang, fellow artists in the community want to ensure that the dialogue surrounding mental health is open and welcoming to anyone who might be struggling.
A Bright Light: An Evening for Luke.
Alex the Astronaut
Papa vs. Pretty
Help or information regarding mental health can be found through Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
To access the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, call 1800 959 500. Enquiries can also be made at www.supportact.org.au