Maryland Deathfest 2022 sadly saw the tragic suicide of a 24-year-old Axel James Markel (spelled “marcel” on GoFundMe and “markle” elsewhere, as noted MetalSucks). A GoFundMe has since been launched to help cover her memorial service costs and is seeking $15,000, of which nearly $10,000 has been covered. Donate here.
The GoFundMe organizers posted the following message:
“Hello! You may or may not know me, but you probably know Pinky or Gail. Her beautiful son, Axel James Markel, tragically committed suicide on Friday at Death Metal Deathfest in Maryland. unexpected pressure on the family Anything you can do to help this family in this time of stress and need is more than greatly appreciated.
Maryland Deathfest also commented on the situation on their Facebook.
“As many of you know, a tragedy occurred just outside one of the venues on Friday 27/05. Like many others, this has been very difficult for us to deal with, and we don’t think we will ever fully deal with it.Our thoughts and condolences go out to those who knew Axel and/or those who have been traumatized by it.
“If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to friends or family to talk about it. You are never alone. National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 800-273-8255”
We wish Axel‘s family all the best right now. And again, you can donate to the GoFundMe here.
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