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COLLEGE student, Arlana Miller, took her own life on May 4, 2022.
The cheerleader left a chilling note on social media before her unfortunate passing.
Arlana Miller was a cheerleader for The Southern University Jaguars
Who was Southern University cheerleader Arlana Miller?
Arlana Miller, a Texas native, was majoring in agriculture at an HBCU college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
She was a cheerleader for The Southern University Jaguars.
Miller’s exact age has yet to be revealed, although it is known that she was a Freshman in college.
The SU Jaguars took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late cheerleader:
“Jaguar Nation, We mourn the loss of Arlana Miller, a Freshman Southern University Cheerleader,” the post wrote.
“We ask for your prayers, love, and support. Our deepest sympathy to The Miller family, SU Cheer, & friends. We love you Arlana. #ForeverJag Grief counseling is available.”
What was her cause of death?
After her family became concerned over her whereabouts, Miller was found dead in the Mississippi River on May 4, 2022.
She had left a lengthy, chilling note on social media regarding her plans to take her own life.
As part of her final words, the cheerleader expressed her loneliness and that she is “happy in the water where everything is still and peaceful.
“I have written so many suicide notes in my life but finally, I’ve reached my end.”
What did Miller say before her passing?
Miller took to Instagram to share her very last thoughts in a post that got over 65k likes:
“May this day bring me rest and peace,” Miller wrote.
“I have fought this urge since my early teenage years.. I gave this life all the fight I had. To everyone who has entered my life I’m so grateful and I can only imagine how this may find you. I have been surrounded by people who may have honestly thought that I was okay, but I havnt been okay for a while.”
“I struggled so much through just this year alone. From covid, to tearing my acl, to nearly failing all of my classes,” Miller wrote. “To the people in my life I pray you learn to vocalize your feelings and get help always!!! I failed at that and I’m afraid it’s to late.”
“MOM, THANK YOU SO MUCH, I pray you know I’m at rest now! You would’ve given anything to see me happy, you have given everything to see me happy,” Miller continued.
Arlana Miller took her own life after leaving heartbreaking message on InstagramCredit: Instagram
“I’m happy in the water where everything is still and peaceful. I have written so many suicide notes in my life but finally, I’ve reached my end.”
“I hope this teaches everyone to check on your “strong” friends, be present always! I’m contradicting myself but NEVER give up!!! I know that I’m letting a lot people down by what I’m about to do.
“But… truth is I’ve already let down so many people throughout my life and it just feels unbearable. I’ve lost my connection to God. The devil seems to have won. & that is okay, I blame no one for this!”
“I thank everyone for all they’ve done & IM SORRY IM SO SO SORRY. But thinking about how everyone else would feel about my death is not enough either, I’ve tried to please and make everyone else happy my entire life. I’ve been dead inside for too long. To everyone I love, just remember that this is not your fault and I pray you don’t find guilt in my situation,” Miller continued.
“To my grandad… I wish you were here to tell me I’m being stupid, to tell me it’s not worth it, but you’ve left me & found your own peace.”
“I’ve always been stubborn and prideful just like you.
“I always dreamed of becoming so many things that I am today, but they just aren’t enough. I’m not enough. I havnt felt enough for a while.. but I say all this to say, I’m done fighting. My battle is over and I pray everyone finds peace in that.”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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