Suicide is not a cowardly act. It is an action many take to finally end the pain and suffering they are in. Don't get me wrong, suicide is an unfortunate thing, but wake up. It happens. It is not an easy thing to do, so those who fail at suicide are not to be mocked either. If one is feeling thoughts of suicide, a therapist may be sought out, but if some and many choose, suicide is an honorable path to take.
Ashley was so overwhelmed by the pain and suffering his life was filled with, that he unfortunately commit suicide in a last blaze of honor.