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14 Jan, 2016

Lawrence Phillips dies age 40

Phillips dies in prison. Prison authorities believe that he took his own life, although the means by which he did so was not disclosed. Nebraska coach:

He was an intelligent person and had some good qualities. Yet he had some anger issues and couldn’t overcome the demons in his life.


14 Sep, 2015

Shannon Lamb commits suicide

During the pursuit, Lamb calls police and tells them he will not go to jail. When his is cornered, he pulls a gun and shoots himself. He leaves a note:

Very sorry. I wish I could take it back. I loved Amy and she is the only person who ever loved me.

Police do not know how the shootings fo Schmidt and Prentiss are related:

We’re not going to speculate on a motive until we have facts in hand.

13 Jul, 2015

Sandra Bland dies age 28


Bland is found dead, hanging from a noose made from a plastic bag, in her cell at the Waller County Jail. While prosecutors rule Bland’s death a suicide, her family and friends maintain that they do not believe she would have taken her own life.

11 Apr, 2015

Shooting suicide

The Capitol is locked down after a man commits suicide, shooting self in head. No other shots fired and there is no link to terrorism. Police:

A shooting that prompted the lockdown of the U.S. Capitol for several hours Saturday was a suicide and does not have an apparent connection to terrorism.

21 Feb, 2015

Suicide attempt


Moore is hospitalized after attempting to commit suicide by overdosing on Xanax and Patron. Moore records a video explaining to his children the reason for his suicide attempt. He is released from the hospital and is now undergoing therapy. Moore’s manager:

At this time, Mr. Moore is focused on getting the help he needs and moving forward with his life to live it to the fullest. He has a bright future ahead of him that he is looking forward to. We ask that you respect his privacy while he is taking time to heal and keep Markice and his family in your prayers.

6 Aug, 2014

Death ruled a suicide

The state Medical Examiner’s Office rules Huston’s death a suicide by asphyxiation. A note was left for the family. A statement issued by the family on their loss:

We don’t know what led Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this. We are incredibly thankful to family, friends, community and media for their searching, supporting and getting the information out that led to locating Jennifer’s car and finding Jennifer.

29 May, 2014

American carries out suicide bombing

american-suicide-bomberAn American detonates a suicide bomb in Syria on behalf of al-Nusra Front, the Syrian arm of Al Qaeda, driving a truck laden with 16 tons of explosives into a restaurant patronized by government troops in the northwestern city of Idlib. The group tweets a statement confirming the bombing, referring to him by his nom de guerre, ‘the American father of the kitten’:

Abu Hurayra Al-Amriki performed a martrydom operation in Idlib, Jabal Al-Arba’een. May Allah accept him.

The U.S. government identifies him as Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, of Florida.

13 May, 2014

Malik Bendjelloul dead at 36


Bendjelloul throws himself in front of an oncoming subway trainin Stockholm, Sweden, committing suicide. Police:

He jumped in front of a fast-moving metro train. It traumatized both the train conductor and witnesses. The SL [Metro Co.] is working with trauma and crises handling with the train conductor.

His older Brother, Johar Bendjelloul, says that he had been by his brother’s side “almost constantly” in the days before his death.

I know he had been depressed for a short period, and depression is something you can die from. But the question of why, no one can answer; it will ache in my chest the rest of my life.

11 Jan, 2013

Aaron Swartz commits suicide age 26


Swartz body is found by his girlfriend at his home in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn at around 9.30am. He was 26. Swartz’ attorney confirms in an email to The Tech blog.

The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true

He left no suicide note. Swartz’s mother writes on Hacker News:

Aaron has been depressed about his case/upcoming trial, but we had no idea what he was going through was this painful. Aaron was a terrific young man. He contributed a lot to the world in his short life and I regret the loss of all the things he had yet to accomplish. As you can imagine, we all miss him dearly. The grief is unfathomable.

4 Sep, 2012

Son kills self, one other person

408Crash-jpgAfter an argument with his girlfriend, Hughes son, 24-year-old John Joseph Hughes kills himself by driving on the wrong side of the 408 highway in Orlando, with his lights off, killing 66-year-old Charles Penrose. The resulting fire is so intense Hughes has to be identified using dental records. The driver of another vehicle was unhurt. Police:

Well we know now based on contact we received from his girlfriend that this is a suicide. That he intentionally drove the wrong way on the 408 colliding with the other vehicle, killing the other man. We just know there was some type of argument and that he chose this method to kill himself and unfortunately take an innocent life with him.

Hughes Snr:

Something changed in me. He paid far too high a price for an unimportant issue. But if you’re willing to take a risk, the ultimate risk, to draw attention to something that does have significance, it’s worth doing.

14 Aug, 1987

Edgar Rosenberg suicide age 62


index Rosenberg, commits suicide in a hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He overdoses on prescription medication. He has been suffering from clinical depression.

Why didn’t I pay attention to the signs? Why didn’t anybody? He was never really, really happy anymore.

30 Apr, 1945

Adolf Hitler dies age 56


Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker as his imminent defeat approaches. He consumes a cyanide capsule, then shoots himself with a pistol. He records a last testament for the world.

Above all I enjoin the leaders of the nation and their followers to scrupulous observance of the laws of race, and to merciless resistance to the universal poisoner of all peoples, international Jewry.

20 Sep, 1939

Sigmund Freud dies age 83


Freud commits assisted suicide in his home during a Nazi air raid. He has been planning to do this for some time and has been waiting until he could no longer carry on. An overdoes of Morphine is administered by his physician Schur.

My dear Schur, you remember our first talk. You promised to help me when I could no longer carry on. It is only torture now, and it has no longer any sense.