Gay teenager, Jack Reese, kills himself

Sun. April 29, 2012 12:53 PM by News Staff

alex jordan smith and jack denton reese

photo credit // facebook
Mountain Green, Utah - Gay Utah teenager Jack Reese has committed suicide after being bullied at school.

Reese, 17, killed himself on April 22. His funeral was held on Friday.

"He enjoyed skiing, four wheeling in the mountains and working with plants. Jack loved animals and will miss his cat, Cat," reads the obituary. "He was also very good with kids and loved taking care of them. Jack was learning to speak Japanese and loved anything to do with Japan. He was also very good at drawing and photography."

Reese's boyfriend, Alex, Jordan Smith, 18, recently spoke at an anti-bullying event about the struggles that gay teenagers face.

By that time, Reese had already killed himself.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for May 1. People are also expressing their condolences on Facebook.