WATCH – Life’s Struggle –
August 29, 2020 – YouTube star and young father Landon Clifford hanged himself after struggling with depression and drug addiction for years, his heartbroken wife told their nearly 1.4 million subscribers. Camryn Clifford, 19, talks about her husband’s death in a 36-minute video that she posted to their popular Cam&Fam YouTube channel Thursday. He was only 19, too.
The emotional video, titled “My Husband Passed Away/Telling His Story,” details how Camryn found Landon hanging in the garage after he’d told her was going to take a bath – and how she cut him down with a knife before calling 911. Landon lingered six days in a coma before doctors declared him brain dead on Aug. 18.
“He has had mental health issues for as long as I have known him. He suffered from anxiety and depression. He has ADHD which he has had since he was a little boy, so his whole life he’s always just kind of struggled with his emotions and just the way his brain was wired,” Camryn said.
Landon had seen a psychiatrist about his panic attacks, depression and difficulty focusing. He was taking three medications.
“It was kind of a lethal mixture of these two very strong, heavy drugs, both very addicting and he just kind of fell into a hole,” Camryn told subscribers. “He needed the uppers to get up in the morning and downers to slow down at night. And the more downers he took at night the more uppers he needed to get up … So it was a very, very vicious cycle and he just kept taking more and more and needed more for his body to feel his effects.”