Friend of Young Liberal who took own life after drag protest reveals one of his ...

The friend of a young conservative student who took his own life after protesting at a drag queen library event has revealed the late campaigner was still committed to the cause just hours before his death.

University of Queensland Liberal National Club president Wilson Gavin, 21, was found dead at 7.07am at Chelmer train station in Brisbane's south on Monday.

In the hours before, he had been on the receiving end of fierce social media backlash after interrupting a session on Sunday where drag queens were reading books to children at Brisbane Square Library. 

Wilson Gavin, the president of the University of Queensland's Liberal National Club, died about 7am on Monday in Chelmer, south of Brisbane's CBD

Wilson Gavin, the president of the University of Queensland's Liberal National Club, died about 7am on Monday in Chelmer, south of Brisbane's CBD

One of his friends Drew Pavlou told The Project the news of Mr Gavin's death was a complete shock and he had regarded the young Liberal as 'bullet-proof'.

'I heard from other people as late as 7pm (on Sunday night) he was telling people "it's all good, we're going to keep going, we're fine",' the friend said.

'And then suddenly in the morning we all woke to the terrible news. It just was a huge shock. It was the last thing you would ever expected.'

Mr Gavin had led a group at the library of between 15 and 20 others chanting 'drag queens are not for kids' and online backlash included angered criticism from The Veronicas' Jessica Origliasso.

She later shared a brief tribute to Mr Gavin and removed the video of his protest she had posted following his death. 

Mr Pavlou said he disagreed with the protest but argued Mr Gavin's young age meant he should be allowed to make mistakes. 

Friends Drew Pavlou (said) the news of Mr Gavin's death was a complete shock and he regarded the young Liberal as 'bullet-proof'

Friends Drew Pavlou (said) the news of Mr Gavin's death was a complete shock and he regarded the young Liberal as 'bullet-proof'

'The thing is though you are not a full person at the age of 20. You can make mistakes. I just wish Wilson was able to grow and atone for that sort of thing,' he said.

It earlier emerged Mr Gavin was house sitting for a Coalition senator when he died.  

In an insight into his final hours, multiple sources told Daily Mail Australia Mr Gavin, 21, was minding the home of federal Liberal National Party Senator Paul Scarr over the weekend of the tragedy. 

Mr Gavin (pictured) had led a group of between 15 and 20 others chanting 'drag queens are not for kids'

Mr Gavin (pictured) had led a group of between 15 and 20 others chanting 'drag queens are not for kids' 

Friends have suggested the social media backlash likely played a role in the 'irreverent' and bold demonstrator's tragic death.

Daily Mail Australia approached Mr Scarr, a former mining executive and lawyer, for comment, but calls and emails were not returned. 

Mr Gavin was understood to be family friends with the Scarrs. He followed the LNP senator on Instagram. 

Daily Mail Australia has been told Mr Gavin had been house sitting at the home of Liberal National Party senator Paul Scarr, who did not respond to multiple requests for comment

Daily Mail Australia has been told Mr Gavin had been house sitting at the home of Liberal National Party senator Paul Scarr, who did not respond to multiple requests for comment

Rumours have circulated he left a note of some kind but friends said, if that's the case, it was not believed to be left at the Scarr home. 

A Queensland Police representative said investigators are not treating Mr Gavin's death as suspicious, and a report is being prepared for the Coroner. 

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