"a very promising young man who was taken"
An inquest heard the final moments of car fanatic Amandeep ‘Deepy’ Singh Sahota before his tragic death.
The 22-year-old from Castleford took his own life on December 21, 2021.
In the hours before his death, Deepy had posted several images of his car at a car park on Woodhouse Lane along with a message that he was intending to take his own life.
Concerned for his wellbeing, hundreds of people from all around the world reached out to him on social media, urging him to reconsider but it was sadly too late.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, his life was unable to be saved.
At an inquest at Wakefield Coroner’s Court, the presiding coroner Philip Holden heard that Amandeep had broken up with his girlfriend and was believed to have been suffering from depression, although this was unconfirmed.
He described Amandeep as “a very promising young man who was taken from this world”.
Mr Holden concluded that his death was a suicide.
He said: ”It seems to me that given the social media posts and from what he was telling his friends with his intention of taking his life… that I have come to the conclusion that Amandeep took his own life and intended to take his own life. ”
“So I am going to conclude overall that this was a suicide. This was a very promising young man who was taken from this world.”
Immediately after his death, tributes from across the world were paid.
One friend said: “You have a legacy that will live on.
“The smiles that you put on peoples’ faces will never be forgotten. I’m genuinely already lost without you and nothing will be the same. I miss you already.”
Another friend launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.
“We can’t ever bring you back Deep, but we can help others in your place.”
Members of Deepy’s family launched a foundation in his memory called 333SmokeFoundation. The organisation hopes to spread awareness about mental health, while also raising funds for organisations that support those struggling and in particular suicide prevention.
His sister Rapinder said: “I feel so sad. I didn’t think it would lead to this.
“He always went out of his way to help everyone, for family or for friends.
“He was literally that guy who you could ring 24/7 and talk to him if there was anything you’d need.
“His last message was put out there for people to speak up and to get help, he wanted to make sure that people were good.”