Daniel Zamudio, Gay Chilean Man Beaten by Neo-Nazis, Dies

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Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man who was beaten, stabbed, burned, and branded with a Swastika by a gang of neo-Nazis earlier this month and had been clinging to life in a hospital, was pronounced dead earlier this evening.

"Doctors performed a test this afternoon that confirmed cerebral failure and soon after, Zamudio died," Americas South and North reports.

The Chilean LGBT rights group MOVILH tweeted: "Daniel Zamudio died. Strength to your family. You will be remembered. Your passage was not in vain."

Comments

  1. says

    Goddamnit. He was cute, too. The only upside to this development is that now prosecutors can charge them with murder. I hope they have the death penalty in Chile for hate crimes.

  2. uffda says

    This is a heart breaker. I have long since decided to believe that there is a Larger Life to which we return. He is there in comfort, for both of us. The picture here is lovely, unforgettable.

  3. nikko says

    What a sweet face….I am speechless at the loss of his life from his own people-. My god…..

  4. Tyler says

    This man shouldn’t have died like this … We have to keep working to prevent these deaths. We must educate and elect leaders who will take a stance against hatred and homophobia.

  5. Ricco says

    RIP, Daniel, and may your family and friends find comfort in one another. Whatever comes after this life, may you find comfort, peace, and love there, where your suffering is forgotten, and your tears dried.

  6. Stardust says

    I’m straight but I’m equally outraged with what happened to this young man. What I’ve learned from the early days of my life was to LOVE people regardless of sex, origin, color etc. In a world where Neo-nazi bastards are allowed to form “political parties” and KKK call themselves a “religion”, hatred will never cease.
    RIP baby boy, may you be the last onexoxoxo

  7. Marcito says

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    ~Albert Einstein

    Daniel Zamudio ~ the Face of Love

  8. DeeperStill says

    Just horrible. My heart cries for this young man and his family.

    That loving someone of the same gender somehow justifies this kind of evil hatred for these scumbags, is beyond mind-blowing. May they die in pain. Slowly.

    RIP, Daniel xXx

  9. Rob roberts says

    I am so sad over this I am crying now. He looks like a sweet angel, who would want to take this life away like this? Nobody deserves this. I am so sorry for this happening, it reflects poorly on humanity. i hope the people who did this recieve the punishment they deserve.

  10. bostonbeat says

    imagine what that poor kid was thinking and feeling as they were burning and beating him. the pain. it breaks my heart to think he died and to think that his family must of lost an angel.

    the evil things people do to others they dont even know. i just dont get it.

  11. Xavi says

    @JURASSICPORK

    There is no death penalty in Chile.

    The judicial system will try these repellent animals and, hopefully, convict and sentence them to spend the rest of their miserable, worthless lives behind bars.

    Chilean President Piñera is currently at the Nuclear Security conference in Seoul and has released a statement announcing Daniel’s murder will not “go unpunished”. There is national outrage over this.

    The Chilean MOVILH LGBT organization has called for prosecutors to add torture charges to their criminal complaint. The trial is expected to generate substantial public awareness.

  12. Rose says

    Rest in peace. These hate crimes really need noticing. Goddess watch over you and keep you safe until your loved ones can join you again.

  13. becky esplin says

    i will cry for you tears of too little too late and condem the future for them has just begun to end

  14. SIMON BURKE says

    I WORKED IN SANTIAGO LAST YEAR AND THE GAY AREA THERE IS VERY DANGEROUSE,BASTARDS WHO DONE THIS AND GOD WILL PAY THEM BACK.SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS IN 2012.COMFORT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND KEEP FIGHTING FR JUSTICE.

  15. Peter M. says

    OMG, terrible, terrible news! This makes me so unbelievably sad.
    My heart goes out to his family and friends.
    Rest in peace, dear Daniel.

  16. jim says

    Oh, no. No. No. No. No. No. Was so hoping he’d take a turn. This just breaks my heart.

  17. Curt says

    Rest In Peace little guy! What a senseless crime. The guilty party or parties should be subjected to the same treatment. Don’t just put them in a cell or inject some poison that makes them fall asleep and die, these POS should suffer just like this poor young man did. Prayers to the family!