Student Famous for Laser Cat Yearbook Picture Dies at 17

February 22, 2015 2:41 PM

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Draven Rodriguez, a 17-year-old high school student who became famous for petitioning to use a photo of himelf and his cat with lasers in his high school yearbook, committed suicide on Thursday, his parents told The Times Union of Albany, New York.

The photo of Rodriguez, a student at Schneectady High School, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, went viral in September when school administrators said he could not use the laser cat picture as his official graduation image. Rodriguez and the school eventually reached a compromise when Principal Diane ...

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