Daphne Dorman Wiki
She was born on April 30, 1975. Daphne Dorman, a transgender comedienne, activist, and actress who inspired countless people with her strength, has died by suicide.
On her Facebook page, Dorman posted her final post in an apparent suicide note saying goodbye to loved ones.
She began her statement saying: ‘I’m sorry.’
‘I’ve thought about this a lot before this morning. How do you say ‘goodbye’ and ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I love you’ to all the beautiful souls you know? For the last time.’
Transgender actress, activist and comedienne Daphne Dorman, referenced in Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ Netflix special, commits suicide
Hours before news of her passing, Dorman posted what appears to be a goodbye message on Facebook.https://t.co/4uUGNVuNw8
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 12, 2019
‘There’s no good way. That’s what I got out of all that thought.’
‘To those of you who are mad at me: please forgive me. To those of you who wonder if you failed me: you didn’t. To those of you feel like I failed you: I did and I’m sorry and I hope you’ll remember me in better times and better light.’
‘I love you all. I’m sorry. Please help my daughter, Naia, understand that none of this is her fault. Please remind her that I loved her with every fiber of my being.’
Daphne Dorman Career
Dorman, who created her own web development agency, has a strong background in technology and was Senior Software Engineer for Vineti, LLC until August of this year.
💔 Trans comedian Daphne Dorman who was a huge @DaveChappelle fan and whom he spoke about in his Nextflix series prologue special to #sticksandstones has died by suicide. Fly freely, Sister. Gone too soon.
If you need to talk, don’t suffer in silence @TransLifeline 877-565-8860 pic.twitter.com/eVVvhkkrzv
— ᑭᕼᗩYᒪEᑎ (@phaylen) October 12, 2019
She began her acting career in her hometown of Philadelphia where she spent 12 years as a TV and stage actress.
She was also Director of Operations, taught improvisation and stage combat classes at The Actors Center of Philadelphia.
Daphne Dorman Sister Becky Kugler
Becky Kugler, Dorman’s sister, said: ‘Sweet, sweet Daphne. I so wish we could all have helped you through your darkness. We’ll always love you, fly high sweet angel.’
Daphne Dorman Family & Friend
One user said: ‘I am so deeply saddened by this news. Daphne was a gem and a brilliant gift to this world. I will not entertain any of the nonsense regarding her personal life. I pray she is finally left to Rest In Peace.’
Another said: ‘What I will remember most about you, Daphne, is your silliness. we laughed so much on the two shoots we were on together and I miss you.’
On Twitter, a friend of Daphne called her a ‘great talent and a great person.’
‘I met [Daphne Dorman] on the set of [Dear Abigail]. She was fun to be around. I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around her passing. She was a great talent and a great person. Such a huge loss. For everyone,’ one person wrote.
Grammy-nominated Art Director Mathieu Bitton, who was present for the ‘Sticks and Stone’s photoshoot, expressed his condolences.
‘It was a very sad day. Rest In Peace, power, and Glory [Daphne Dorman]. I’ll never forget our hilarious photoshoot for the Chappelle Sticks & Stones Epilogue.’
Daphne Dorman Daughter
Dorman had a daughter, Naia.
Daphne Dorman Death
Dorman lived in San Francisco before she died.
Daphne’s sister, Becky Kugler confirmed her sibling had died, releasing a tribute online.
She said: ‘Sweet, sweet Daphne. I so wish we could all have helped you through your darkness. ‘We’ll always love you, fly high sweet angel.’
The Office of Transgender Initiatives in San Francisco, California, confirmed the news on their Twitter account.
Transgender actress, activist and comedienne Daphne Dorman, referenced in Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ Netflix special, commits suicide https://t.co/GjyoAXVzSq
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) October 12, 2019
Following the news, the Office of Transgender Initiatives in San Francisco also confirmed Dorman’s death on its Twitter account and offered to counsel for anyone seeking help.
Daphne Dorman Tributes
Friends and family are mourning her tragic death.
“I’m heartbroken,” one person wrote. “Daphne was the most beautiful soul and heart and talent and kindness and generosity and beauty in the world. Sending you and all of Daphne’s family and everyone who loved Daphne, so much love right now.”
Another person said: “I’m sorry you hurt yourself and felt that you had to go through this alone. We met in a photo session of body positivity and while struggling to be well exposing my half-naked body, you gave me words of encouragement and told me it was beautiful inside and out.
“Then you made me laugh and told me to own my beauty. I feel like that is the kind of impact you made on others as well. I was just boasting about how I knew someone opening for Dave Chapelle and tried to get tickets!”