Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Babya[euro][TM]s Death Gives Dad Life

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Babya[euro][TM]s Death Gives Dad Life

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Byline: LACHLAN THOMPSON news@northernstar.com.au

A DARK cloud will hang over the memory of the past seven months for Grafton hip hop artist Malachi Corcoran, but with the help of friend Lisa Butcher he has turned tragedy and hard times into art. Mr Corcoran narrowly avoided prison in October and a month later his daughter Marlee Rose died from sudden infant death syndrome.

These were not the first hard times he had faced; his mother died from a stroke when he was 11 and his sister committed suicide when he was 13.

Depression and the need to escape reality led him to drugs and alcohol, but facing court in October he pledged to himself this time would be different.

aI got to spend a lot of time with my daughter and really focus on being a good dad and Iam happy it happened that way.a

During this time he recorded some of his daughteras first words by holding her up to a microphone and waiting for Marlee to say adadaa. …

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