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SCHENETADY, New York – Draven Rodriguez was known for his funny yearbook photo. It including his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and plenty of lasers.

Rodriquez, 17, died this past Thursday at home. His parents told the Times Union the cause was suicide.

“He made friends wherever he went,” Rodriguez’s father told the Times Union. “He had friends all over the country — people he’d met at youth-leadership conferences, online, just around town.”

His school originally denied the request to allow his photo to run in the yearbook, but later decided it can be displayed on a page supporting the message to adopt pets through shelters.

Read more about Rodriquez here.