A Chinese teenager, who was sold by his parents as an infant, has died by suicide after a social media search reunited him with his birth parents, who then rejected him again, according to reports.

Liu Xuezhou died of an overdose of antidepressants early Monday, Jan. 24, at a hospital in Sanya, China, the Washington Post reported, citing Chinese media reports

Before taking his life, the 17-year-old aspiring teacher wrote a lengthy note on Weibo — China’s version of Twitter — saying that he had been "abandoned twice" by his biological mother and father.

In his emotional post, the teenager described how his birth parents deserted him after reunification in Dec. 2021.

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Liu Xuezhou died of an overdose of antidepressants early Monday, Jan. 24, at a hospital in Sanya, China, Weibo

Xuezhou had launched an online campaign asking for help finding his biological family, who, according to his adoptive family, sold him as a baby for $4,200.

After a home explosion, when he was 4-years-old killed his new parents, Xuezhou was forced to spend most of his life being passed around among his adoptive relatives.

He was finally able to track down his birth parents last month. They are now divorced and remarried.

When he met his parents, he asked them for a separate place to live, according to local media reports. He had asked them to "either rent or buy a place for me because I have been homeless".

However, he alleged that they cut him off instead, with his mother even blocking him on messaging platform WeChat.

His mother, surnamed Zhang told Chinese media, "Wouldn’t you stay away if he were your child and was being so defensive that he even recorded your conversations? His father has remarried, and so have I. He tried to force us to buy him a home, but we are not well-off enough for that."

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Liu Xuezhou’s mother said she cut him off because she wanted her “quiet life” back. Weibo.

Xuezhou was then reportedly cyberbullied, with many saying that he was trying to gain sympathy and wanted only a house from his parents.

"There have been people attacking and cursing me on Douyin and Weibo in the past couple of days," the teen wrote in his suicide note.

People who read his post were worried about his welfare and reported him missing to the Chinese police.

The teenager was later found unresponsive on a beach in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan and taken to a hospital where he died in the early hours of Monday.

The 17-year-old's death has gripped China and prompted an outpouring of sympathy.

"The cyberbullying he endured was too much to bear for an adult, let alone a child," a netizen wrote on Xuezhou’s Weibo page.

"I hope in your next life you find parents who protect you, brothers and sisters, who love you and live a life without worries," another wrote.

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