Draven Rodriguez's creativeness went viral last year after he shared a photo featuring lasers and his cat that he wanted his school to include as his yearbook photo.
And while his teachers at Schenectady High School initially rejected the idea - they soon became hip to how amazing the photo really is.
But unfortunate news hit the world on Thursday evening when his parents revealed that the 17 year old had tragically taken his own life.
Draven Rodriguez's father Jonathan Stewart released a heartfelt statement about his son's tragic death. Here's what his father said