A FRIEND of tragic Amy “Dolly” Everett has been targeted by an online troll who bated her to kill herself - just days after her pal took her own life after taunts from cyber bullies.
Dolly, 14, who was once the smiling face of Australian hat maker Akubra, killed herself on January 3 after being “overwhelmed” by vile bullies.
Evil... The cruel and cowardly message sent by an anonymous bully
But just days after the teenager killed herself, a family friend has been subjected to a tide of abuse from an online bully who urged the teenager to take her own life too.
Russell Simpson took to Facebook last night to share some of the horrible messages sent to his 15-year-old daughter Katelyn.
One message read: "Why don't you just go cut your wrist until you bleed out, you'll do everyone a favour. “Go do what Dolly did, it should've been you not her."
Mr Simpson, from Darwin, said "when they mentioned Dolly, I just lost it".
He told Daily Mail Australia: "Because we know Dolly and her family, it's just heart-breaking.
"I don't know how to put it into words or describe the feeling, but it really knocked me."
On Friday hundreds of blue-clad mourners paid tribute to a teen model who killed herself aged 14 after years of sick abuse from cyber bullies.
Amy 'Dolly' Everett - once the smiling face of Australian hat maker Akubra - killed herself on January 3 after becoming “overwhelmed” by online abuse.
Friends and relatives donned her favourite shade of blue as they paid their respects at Casuarina Street Primary School in Katherine, Northern Australia.
After the service, the teen's heartbroken dad Tick, mum Kate and sister Meg launched anti-bullying charity 'Dolly's Dream' to help other bullied kids
Launching Dolly's Dream, Tick said: "We do not want another family to go through what we are going through.
"It won't bring our Dolly back, but it may just prevent the loss of another young life.
"Parents, please just remember to check your children, talk to them about their relationships and about bullying.
"And remember, speak, even if your voice shakes."
Fighting back tears, he described Dolly as "kind, gentle and loving", a "happy go lucky" girl and a 'pocket rocket' who loved animals.
Earlier this week, Tick wrote in a tear-jerking Facebook post: “Speak now even if your voice shakes.
“Let's stop the bullies no matter where, but especially in our kids, as the old saying goes. You will never know what have until it's gone.”
Akubra Hats also addressed the tragedy on their Facebook page and called for an end to bullying.
The statement read: “The young girl many of you will recognise as the face of our past Christmas adverts. This beautiful photo was taken 8 years ago.
“Bullying of any type is unacceptable. It is up to us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour.
“Dolly could be anyone's daughter, sister, friend.
“We need to make sure that anyone in crisis knows there is always someone to talk to.”
In 2016, The Sun Online launched its Block The Bullying Campaign with the NSPCC in a bid to stamp out the sharing of vile videos showing children being attacked.
Our aim is to educate children, parents and schools about the horrendous effect filming an act of bullying, then sharing it on social media, can have on children.