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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 »

'We're So Extremely Busy': Suicide Hotlines Are Deluged

Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain deaths result in surge of calls

(Newser) - Calls to suicide hotlines have spiked dramatically since the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—not an unusual phenomenon in the wake of celebrity suicides. The Wall Street Journal reports on a 25% uptick at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) since Spade's death, while USA Today attributed... More »

Prosecutor Releases Details on Bourdain's Death

Toxicology tests are being performed after suicide

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hanged himself in French hotel bathroom with bathrobe belt, French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny tells the AP . Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, also says there did not appear to be much planning in Bourdain's suicide, the AP reports. "... More »

Woman Who Led Investigator to 5-Year-Old's Body Found Dead

Emily Glass originally told police Lucas Hernandez vanished while she slept

(Newser) - A woman who led an investigator to the decomposing remains of her boyfriend's 5-year-old three months after reporting him missing was found dead early Friday in a Wichita home with three suicide notes and a rifle at her feet, police said. Officer Charley Davidson said during a press briefing... More »

'Anthony, Why?' Friends Mourn Loss of Bourdain

Chef had legions of admirers, in and out of the culinary world

(Newser) - "The most interesting man in the world" has departed. That's Drew Magary's take on Anthony Bourdain's Friday death of a suspected suicide . At GQ , Magary writes that he idolized the celebrity chef, who "lived so much that the idea of him dying seems completely preposterous.... More »

CNN Cites Suicide in Death of Anthony Bourdain, 61

He leaves behind a daughter

(Newser) - Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61, and the cause is suicide, confirms CNN . The network, which is home to his Emmy-award-winning series Parts Unknown, released this statement Friday: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony... More »

Autopsy Confirms Kate Spade's Cause of Death

Designer committed suicide by hanging herself with a scarf

(Newser) - All signs pointed to suicide in the death of fashion icon Kate Spade, and the New York City medical examiner's office confirmed that on Thursday, reports the Daily News . The office ruled that the 55-year-old took her own life by hanging inside her apartment on Park Avenue. The confirmation... More »

Sister: Kate Spade's Suicide 'Not Unexpected'

She says designer was fixated on Robin Williams' suicide; family is not happy with her comments

(Newser) - The apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade is a tragedy, but not a huge surprise to older sister Reta Saffo. She tells the Kansas City Star that Spade had been struggling with mental illness for years and the stress and pressure of her famous brand may have "flipped... More »

Kate Spade Left Suicide Note for Daughter

Fashion designer reportedly let her know that suicide wasn't daughter's fault

(Newser) - The fashion world was jolted Tuesday with the news that designer Kate Spade, who made her name with chic handbags, died in an apparent suicide at the age of 55. Spade was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment in New York City by housekeeping staff at... More »

Alabama Death Row Inmate Apparently Kills Himself

He came within 3 hours of execution last year

(Newser) - A condemned inmate in Alabama apparently decided not to wait for the state to take his life. Jeffrey Lynn Borden, a 57-year-old Death Row inmate convicted of two 1993 murders, was found hanged in his cell early Sunday in what authorities say was an apparent suicide, AL.com reports. Borden... More »

Roommate Allegedly Helped Teen Practice His Suicide

Parker Hogan then waited nearby to hear fatal bullet, police say

(Newser) - "He loved helping his friends. He was always there for people if they needed him," Jennifer Phelps says of her son, Michael Buskey. It was help 19-year-old Buskey allegedly received, however, that has led to unusual charges in his death earlier this month, per the AP . According to... More »

Chelsea Manning 'Safe' After Window Ledge Jumper Photo

The 30-year-old took down the photo after about 10 minutes

(Newser) - A close friend and colleague of Chelsea Manning said Monday that the convicted leaker of government secrets and longshot candidate for US Senate is safe after a photo on her Twitter account apparently showed the 30-year-old woman standing on the edge of an upper-story window ledge. The photo was posted... More »

Uber Was Killing His Livelihood, So He Killed Himself

'New York Magazine' looks at the rise and fall of Doug Schifter

(Newser) - "I will not be a slave working for chump change. I would rather be dead." So read a line in the suicide note left by Doug Schifter, a 61-year-old who had for four decades driven cabs and black cars in New York City and who in February took... More »

After Son's Suicide, Parents Learned What His College Knew

Graham Burton's death raises questions about what parents should be told

(Newser) - "Obviously what's happening here is a complete crash and burn. I don't know what the procedures/rules are for contacting parents but if this was my kid, I'd want to know." So wrote Graham Burton's adviser at New York's Hamilton College to the academic... More »

Former Centerfold Stephanie Adams Found Dead With Son

They apparently jumped from the 25th floor of a New York high-rise hotel

(Newser) - A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, reports the AP . Stephanie Adams and son Vincent checked into the penthouse suite of the Gotham Hotel about 6pm Thursday, police said. They fell... More »

TMZ: Avicii Fatally Cut Himself

Sources say star DJ used a broken bottle to kill himself

(Newser) - The family of Swedish DJ Avicii has suggested the 28-year-old committed suicide, and a new report from TMZ has troubling details on the method. The website cites multiple sources who say that Avicii used a shard of glass from a broken bottle to fatally cut himself. Avicii had been a... More »

In His Suicide Video, a Secret That Upends an Alaska Town

Rick Martin reveals beloved school superintendent had abused him

(Newser) - Karl Ward is long dead, but some say the once-revered school superintendent in a small Alaska fishing town was not the benevolent educator worthy of having the high school gym named in his honor. A cellphone video made by a man before he died by suicide last month has given... More »

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