Robert Enke

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Wife: Depression Ate German Keeper

Enke feared he'd lose adopted daughter before train suicide

(Newser) - The German soccer star who committed suicide yesterday by jumping in front of a train had battled depression for years, his wife said today, with Robert Enke fearing he could lose his newly adopted daughter because of his condition. “We thought we could cope with everything. We thought that... More »

Germany's Keeper Dies in Train Suicide

Robert Enke, 32, stepped in front of speeding train

(Newser) - German soccer fans are stunned tonight over news that the man likely to be the national team’s goalkeeper at next summer’s World Cup committed suicide today by stepping in front of a train traveling 100 mph. Robert Enke, 32, had been “unstable” recently, the president of his... More »

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