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Nex Benedict's cause of death is revealed (PHOTO: Twitter)
  • Nex Benedict’s cause of death has been revealed.
  • The non-binary teen was attacked in school.
  • They died the next day.

One day after being attacked for their gender identity in a high school restroom, Nex Benedict died.

The 16-year-old, who identified as non-binary and used the pronouns they/them, got into a fight with three girls who were harassing them.

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After performing an autopsy, authorities officially revealed the cause of their death.

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According to The Associated Press, the three girls attacked Nex Benedict after the teen threw water at them.

Benedict’s mother called 911 a day after the fight, saying Nex was having trouble breathing.

She said their eyes were rolling back and their hands were twisted, according to an audio recording released by the Owasso police.

Vigils in Nex Benedict’s memory were held in places like Boston, Minneapolis and Huntington Beach, California.

‘This is too much for all of us’

Kanan Durham, executive director of Pride at the Pier, vigil, protest, MundoNOW, Nex Benedict Cause of death
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Kanan Durham said at the Huntington Beach event that “this moment cannot be the only way we honor Nex Benedict.”

“This community has experienced this kind of pain many times before,” said the executive director of Pride at the Pier.

Meanwhile, the president of TahlEquality said the teen’s death was traumatic,

He also noted that his human rights advocacy group made professional therapists available to those attending the event.

The LGBTQ+ community comes together

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“It’s really hard being a LGBT community member in Oklahoma nowadays,” Sanj Cooper told KOKI-TV.

This is because suicidal ideation and suicidal thoughts occur quite frequently.

Cooper also said that the LGBTQ+ community felt compelled to speak out after Nex Benedict’s death.

“If anything, we are passionate, and that passion within us has been reignited to keep fighting,” he concluded.

What was Nex Benedict’s cause of death?

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Nex Benedict’s cause of death has been determined to be a drug overdose.

According to USA Today, they were declared dead on February 8, one day after the altercation with the three girls.

The autopsy found that Benedict died of toxicity from diphenhydramine (an antihistimine) and fluoxetine (an antidepressant).

The medical examiner ruled the teenager’s death a suicide, and the full report will be published in about 10 business days.

The investigation into the bullying incident continues

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It’s worth noting that police are separately investigating what led to the fight in the school restroom.

They are seeking to determine whether Nex Benedict was the subject of a gender-based violence, according to USA Today on its portal.

Federal civil rights investigators from the U.S. Department of Education will take action.

They will also investigate allegations that the school did not adequately address past cases of sexual harassment.

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