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Margot Kidder's Death Ruled a Suicide

'It's a big relief that the truth is out there,' daughter says

(Newser) - Superman actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter says it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on... More »

My Dad Killed Himself Using a Weather Balloon

Rachel Paula Abrahamson reflects on her father's life

(Newser) - Rachel Paula Abrahamson writes that she was interviewed as a person of interest in her father's January death. She didn't do it and, it ends up, no one else did either. Alan Abrahamson's death made national headlines after it was determined that he wasn't murdered during... More »

'Zombie Boy' Death May Not Have Been a Suicide

Family thinks Rick Genest leaned too far back on a balcony while smoking a cigarette

(Newser) - His death Wednesday was widely reported to be a suicide , including by Lady Gaga , whose music video "Born This Way" helped make his tattooed face famous. But the family and manager of model Rick Genest, aka "Zombie Boy," are telling everyone to pull back on the conclusion... More »

Hunt for Suspect in Doctor's Slaying Ends in Suicide

Officers confronted Joseph James Pappas

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Mark Hausknecht—former cardiologist to President George HW Bush—has taken his own life. "This is our suspect. The suspect's deceased," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a Friday press conference, NBC reports. Police say Joseph James Pappas shot himself in the... More »

'Zombie Boy' Found Dead

Lady Gaga devastated by apparent suicide

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is mourning her friend and muse Rick Genest—better known as "Zombie Boy." The 32-year-old Canadian model, who went from the Quebec punk scene to catwalks around the world after his head-to-toe tattoos of bones, insects, and exposed brains made him famous, was found dead at... More »

Climate Change Kills—Via Suicide

The problem will only get worse: Stanford researchers

(Newser) - As the planet continues to warm, you can expect more droughts, more flooding, more powerful storms, and, apparently, more suicides. That's according to Stanford researchers who scoured data on 850,000 suicides in the US between 1968 and 2004 and 611,000 suicides in Mexico between 1990 and 2010.... More »

Cops: Man's Murder Really Elaborate Suicide by Balloon

Palm Beach Gardens police rule Alan Abrahamson's death a suicide

(Newser) - At 71, Alan Abrahamson had started taking early morning walks, explaining he was hoping to shed the weight he gained on a recent cruise. On the morning of Jan. 25 he left his $900,000 home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for that walk, with a camera in his gated... More »

Climber Makes Phone Call: I'm Committing Suicide

Chinook helicopter lands on Mt. Hood to rescue him

(Newser) - A mountain climber who called authorities threatening to commit suicide was saved Friday in a hair-raising helicopter rescue, the Statesman Journal reports. The Oregon Army National Guard lowered six rescuers to the summit of Mount Hood—with only rear wheels touching and a plank used to reach the climber, Oregon... More »

Cop Shocks Wife With New Will After Killing Himself

Mike Smith wanted his Russian-born girlfriend to have everything

(Newser) - On the one hand, there's his wife. On the other, his blonde, Russian-born, NYPD lieutenant girlfriend. Who will receive the $810,000 pension benefits of Brooklyn cop Mike Smith after he shot himself in the head in his apartment in 2017? Complicating matters is the fact that Smith died... More »

Tina Turner’s Son Dies by Suicide

Craig Turner found dead in Calif. home

(Newser) - Tragedy for the Turner family: Craig Turner, eldest son of Tina Turner, has died in an apparent suicide. The 59-year-old was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his California home Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . Craig was born when Tina Turner was just 18. His biological father... More »

Mysterious, Grisly Find in Family's Home: 11 Bodies, 10 Hanging

Police in New Delhi 'can't rule out anything'

(Newser) - Police in India's capital found 11 bodies in a home under mysterious circumstances on Sunday, reports the AP , including 10 that were blindfolded and hanging. The victims were all from the same family and most lived in the home where they were found in the northern part of New... More »

Suspect Kills Himself 44 Years After Gruesome Church Murder

Steve Crawford shot himself after cops knocked on his door

(Newser) - A man linked by DNA to a 1974 ritualistic church killing on the Stanford University campus apparently killed himself in his San Jose apartment Thursday after detectives knocked on his door to serve a search warrant, authorities say. Steve Crawford, 72, was a security guard who claimed to have found... More »

Washington State QB Had Brain Damage at Time of Suicide

Tyler Hilinski's parents say he had signs of CTE when he died

(Newser) - The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport, the AP reports. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide... More »

Her Principal Gave Her a Poker Chip. Hours Later, She Was Dead

Mallory Grossman's parents sue, say school's failures led to bullied 12-year-old taking her life

(Newser) - "It changes your DNA," Dianne Grossman told reporters Tuesday. The New Jersey mother was speaking on the suicide of her 12-year-old daughter, Mallory, who died last June after what her parents say was a relentless bullying campaign by classmates at Copeland Middle School. Now, per the Star-Ledger , Grossman... More »

Anthony Bourdain's Toxicology Report Reveals One Substance

Late culinary star only had a dose of nonnarcotic medicine

(Newser) - With French police calling Anthony Bourdain's death a suicide , only one investigative question remained: What substances were in his body? The answer: none, save a therapeutic dose of nonnarcotic medicine, a French prosecutor tells the New York Times . "No trace of narcotics. No trace of any toxic products,... More »

NYC Publicist Dies in Reported Suicide

Jeanine Pepler, 50, counted Candace Bushnell as a client

(Newser) - Jeanine Pepler, a publicist with high-profile clients like Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, has been found dead of a suspected suicide by hanging, following the similar suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, Page Six reports. The 50-year-old hanged herself Sunday in her Long Island... More »

Ex-Bosses Go on Trial After Office Suicides

France Telecom's former CEO, Didier Lombard, is among them

(Newser) - Several top executives of a French telecom are slated to stand trial for employees who killed themselves in what prosecutors have called a culture of "moral harassment," the BBC reports. France Telecom's former CEO, Didier Lombard, and six managers are facing $35,000 fines and two years... More »

High School Football Team's Co-Captains Die Within 48 Hours

'It's like a double blow'

(Newser) - For members of the football team at Lynnwood High School, graduation this year isn't a time of celebration but a time of shock, bewilderment, and grief. Both of the Washington state school team's co-captains died within 48 hours of each other over the weekend. Sayon Savorn, a 17-year-old... More »

U2 Dedicates Song to Anthony Bourdain

Band honors late chef at NYC performance

(Newser) - U2 honored the late Anthony Bourdain during their Monday night concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Lead singer Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life," alluding to the apparent... More »

Border Crosser Kills Himself After Family Separation

Honduran man was found dead in Texas cell

(Newser) - A Honduran man who "lost it" when he entered the US and was told he would be separated from his family killed himself in a Texas jail cell, according to police and Border Patrol agents. Agents speaking under condition of anonymity tell the Washington Post that Marco Antonio Munoz,... More »

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