Heartbroken parents invite online trolls to 14yo daughter's funeral after suicide

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The heartbroken parents of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life after being bullied have invited the online trolls to her funeral.

Australian teenager Amy Everett, known as Dolly, died on January 3 after years of torment from online abuse. Her father, Tick Everett, wrote on social media of his pain - and called on his daughter's bullies to witness the devastation they have caused to her family.

"I know for some suicide is considered cowardly but I guarantee those people wouldn't have half the strength that my precious little angel had," he wrote.

His daughter "had the strength to do what she thought she had to do to escape the evil in this world. However unfortunately Dolly will never know the great pain and emptiness left behind."

Mr Everett said he hoped the attention on his daughter's death might "help other precious lives from being lost".

"If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created."

Dolly appeared in iconic hat company Akubra's campaigns when she was younger. Akubra Hats posted a touching tribute to the young teen.

"To think that anyone could feel so overwhelmed and that this was their only option is unfathomable," the company wrote.

"Bullying of any type is unacceptable. It is up to us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour.

"Our hearts go out to her family and friends."

If you wish to talk to someone about mental illness or domestic violence, you can call Lifeline on 0800 543 354, the Depression Helpline on 0800 111 757 or the National Telehealth Service on 1737.