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Community remembers life lost too soon

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Published: Sep. 23, 2018 at 8:31 PM CDT
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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and claims nearly 45,000 lives each year.

A benefit was held on Sunday for an Omaha man that took his life too soon.

Jonathan Schuster, 20, committed suicide a few weeks ago.

A friend of Schuster's, Sebastian Lane, chose to hold a concert benefit for him and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Schuster was recently promoted at his job, just had his daughter Adilynn and got engaged to his fiance Dezerae, so friends and family were shocked when he took his life.

Lane and Schuster bonded over playing guitar, so he thought this was the perfect way to remember his friend.

A host of bands played at the Reverb Lounge in Benson. Free-will donations were collected to help out Schuster's fiance and daughter.

"This is going to change their life forever," Lane said.

A member of the band Florida Georgia Line that attends suicide prevention events like the one held in Omaha even flew in to play at the benefit.

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