I know someone who did something similar to this.
I took the same opinion I have with Belcher. It was a shit thing to do to the child, it was a shit thing to do to his family and friends, it was a shit thing to do to the mother of his child. I chose not to mourn that person. Others however, went and did things like get tattoos and treated it like they both died in a tragic accident. Didn't get it then and I don't get it now.
"Silence is Golden. Duct Tape is silver"