Armando Vega Gil, 64-year-old, who was the founder and instrumentalist of the Mexican rock band Botellita de Jerez, killed himself on last night (Monday) once posting a suicide letter on Twitter that aforesaid that he was incorrectly and anonymously accused of sexually abusing a minor.
The bassist Armando Vega Gil was found dead at his City home in Mexico, authorities confirmed. The musician said that he was anonymously accused via the #MeTooMusicosMexicanos (#MeTooMexicanMusicians) Twitter hashtag of abusing and harassing a woman when she was 13-years-old.
“I can say this flatly, this accusation is fake,” Armando Vega Gil’s letter aforesaid. “Let me make it clear that my death isn't a confession of guilt, on the contrary, it's a radical declaration of my innocence. I simply need to clear the path my son will walk in the future.”
The representative for Botellita de Jerez, Paola Hernandez, aforesaid she spoke with Vega Gil at around 2.00 a.m., some two hours before his death.“He was very unhappy and pissed off, he didn’t know how to clear his name. He aforesaid he wasn’t guilty ... he was upset concerning how his son would take all this,” Hernandez aforesaid throughout a radio interview.
Vega Gil’s death sparked an acrimonious debate on Mexican social media. Some argued that if he was innocent he ought to have cleared his name in Mexico’s justice system, whereas others aforesaid the court of public opinion, particularly online, they had already found Vega Gil guilty and permanently muddied his name and reputation.
Armando Vega Gil ended his letter saying: “Don’t blame anyone for my death, this suicide could be an aware, voluntary, free and personal decision. Hasta pronto.”