Texas Parents Say Deadly ‘Blue Whale’ Online Challenge Led to the Suicide of Their 15-Year-Old Son

Texas parents are grieving the death of their 15-year-old son after he committed suicide after allegedly taking part in the deadly “Blue Whale Challenge,” a sinister online game that is trending on social media.


According to the BBC, Philipp Budeikin, a 21-year-old currently in a pre-trial prison in St. Petersburg, pleaded guilty this year to inciting the suicide of 15 victims due to his part in organizing the game.

As for Jorge and Angela Gonzalez, they remember their son as kindhearted and happy. “Every day he was always making everybody smile,” they told NEWS4SA.

“It wasn’t his time to go,” his sister, Alexis Gonzalez, said. “He was way too young. He had his whole life ahead of him.”

This article was posted originally by People.