A trans teen who took his own life left a heart-breaking note saying he hoped to be seen as a boy "in my next life".

Corei Hall, 14, struggled with his mental health - but was described as a “typical teenager' by his family.

The youngster took his own life in October 2023 - instructing others in a letter left before his death to “protect trans youth, in my name”.

Corei, who was looked after by the Great Ormond Street Hospital in his final days, also wrote that he forgave anyone who had misgendered him or continued to refer to him by a name he used before transitioning.

A full jury inquest into Corei's death is due to be heard later this year.

Islington Gazette: Corei Hall died at the age of 14Corei Hall died at the age of 14 (Image: SWNS)

However, a pre-inquest review hearing at Inner North London Coroner's Court on March 18 heard he had displayed "suicidal ideations" in the past and had even made allegations against police, which were investigated but later dismissed.

A GoFundMe page set up by Corei's mother, Rita Williams, raised more than £10,000 for a memorial headstone, grave plot, flowers and other expenses for the teenager's funeral and to give him “the send-off he deserves”.

Ms Williams added that any money remaining following the funeral, held at the end of November last year, would be donated to charity “in the hope that young lives can be saved”.

She said: "Corei was a typical teenager who loved giraffes, Doctor Who and the colour yellow.

"He loved all sorts of animals and adored his friends. He was open and accepting of everybody.

"He had a wicked sense of humour and was full of sass, and he was also stubborn and a pain in the arse!

"He was so passionate about everything, whether that be bugs, sewing or his mates.

"He was autistic and struggled with his mental health. Unfortunately, he was also subjected to transphobic abuse."

Ms Williams added that Corei, who came out as trans in 2019, had donated his organs and “lives on in at least four other people, as well as in our hearts”.

Corei's last words

She also shared some of the words her son wrote in his last letter, where he said his loved ones changed his life for the better, “but it wasn’t enough”.

It read: "Everybody who was there, however, is the reason I was able to last this long.

"I beg of you all, don’t miss me. I will hopefully be seen as a boy in my next life, so I’m happy, do not miss me.

"You are all precious humans who deserve to be loved, cherished and have all your dreams come true.

"To anybody who misgendered or deadnamed me; I forgive you, I only hope this teaches you to think more carefully about your actions.

"Protect trans youth, in my name.”

He added: "Take this as an opportunity; be thankful for your family and friends because they are still here, though I may not be.

"I am a person filled with grudges and anger but I choose to let them all go. 

"I will be happy as a boy with god so no need to worry about me. Thanks again to those people. - Corei."

What else was said at the pre-inquest?

The pre-inquest review hearing heard Corei was admitted to University College London Hospital (UCLH) in April last year after displaying a 'suicidal ideation'.

It also heard Corei was found by a police officer on a pedestrian footbridge on October 5 last year, seven days before his death.

Corei's full inquest is due to be held in June.

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