THE GOOD DIE YOUNG –
Feb. 25, 2022 – Hunter Lee Clemons died on Feb. 10 “after a long battle with addiction,” his mother, Christy Couvillier, wrote in his obituary, according to CBS affiliate KLFY.
Sharing “the truth about his death” was so important for his family because “silence would mean Hunter’s death was in vain,” Couvillier wrote.
“But if one person’s life is saved by his story, we would tell it a million more times,” she added. “We know the pain of his suffering. We know the pain of our own suffering as his family, and we know there are hundreds of other people here in our community suffering as addicts or as loved ones to them.”
Clemmons’ mom said that her son “had a heart of gold” and “always tried to find the positive in any situation.”
However, she wrote that “doing his best to clock out the negatives” was “where his addiction came into play.”
“Drugs offered Hunter an escape from his demons he faced throughout his life,” she wrote.
In July 2019, her son overdosed for the first time on heroin laced with fentanyl and “was on life support for four days before he woke up,” Couvillier wrote.