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Our Suicide Count Keeps Getting Worse

According to provisional CDC numbers

(Newser) - About 49,500 people took their own lives last year in the US, the highest number ever recorded, according to new government data posted Thursday. The CDC, which posted the numbers , has not yet calculated a suicide rate for the year, but available data suggests suicides are more common in...

Mulan Star Coco Lee Dead at 48
Disney Star
Coco Lee
Takes Her
Life at 48
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Disney Star Coco Lee Takes Her Life at 48

Hong Kong singer voiced Mulan in Mandarin version of movie

(Newser) - Hong Kong singer-songwriter Coco Lee, who voiced Mulan in the Mandarin version of Disney's Mulan in 1998, died by suicide Wednesday. She was 48. Her sisters say Lee attempted suicide at home on Sunday and that despite efforts to save her, she fell into a coma and died at...

Soldier's Suicide Involved 2 Helicopter Crashes

Report reveals tragedy at Georgia's Fort Stewart as Army adjusts its mental health care

(Newser) - An Army officer crashed a Black Hawk helicopter in an attempt to kill himself but, failing to do so, ran to a second helicopter, which he subsequently launched and fatally crashed. That's according to a redacted investigation report released Wednesday, more than a year after the March 2022 incident...

Kaczynski&#39;s Death Appears to Be Suicide
Kaczynski Apparently
Killed Himself

Kaczynski Apparently Killed Himself

Official cause of Unabomber's death will await investigation

(Newser) - The death of Ted Kaczynski, who once terrorized the nation with a yearslong series of bombings, apparently was suicide. Called the Unabomber by the FBI, Kaczynski died Saturday at a federal prison medical center in North Carolina after being found unresponsive in his cell . Three people with knowledge of his...

Epstein Reached Out to Another High-Profile Pedophile

His letter to Larry Nassar was returned to sender, AP learns from newly released documents

(Newser) - Two weeks before ending his life, Jeffrey Epstein sat in the corner of his Manhattan jail cell with his hands over his ears, desperate to muffle the sound of a toilet that wouldn't stop running. Epstein was agitated and unable to sleep, jail officials observed in records newly obtained...

&#39;Queen of the Mommy Bloggers&#39; Dead at 47
'Queen of the Mommy
Bloggers' Dead at 47
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'Queen of the Mommy Bloggers' Dead at 47

Partner says Heather Armstrong died by suicide

(Newser) - Heather Armstrong, known as "queen of the mommy bloggers" at the height of her blogging career, died Tuesday at her home in Salt Lake City, her longtime partner Pete Ashdown said. She was 47. Ashdown told the AP that Armstrong died by suicide and that he found the body....

He Vanished in 2013. Strangers Keep Looking for Him

Jason Nark's piece is about so much more than the search for Matthew Greene

(Newser) - Jason Nark's moving and emotive story for Alpinist is about two quests: a journey through Nark's grief at his friend Anthony's September 2013 suicide, and the years-long search for Matthew Greene, who went missing while climbing in the Mammoth Lakes area of California's Eastern Sierra in...

Kyle Jacobs, Songwriter Married to Kellie Pickler, Dies

Police investigate death as a suicide

(Newser) - Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter who was married to country singer Kellie Pickler, has died at their home in Nashville. Police called to the house Friday afternoon found Jacobs, 49, dead in an upstairs bedroom, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Pickler reported to police that she woke up that day...

4th Sailor Assigned to USS George Washington Dies by Suicide

This one comes less than a year after the first 3

(Newser) - Less than a year after three sailors assigned to the USS George Washington died by suicide over a one-week span , another sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier has taken his own life. "On Jan. 23, 2023, a Sailor assigned to USS George Washington (CVN 73) passed away at a...

'Gifted' NYT Political Journalist Dies Suddenly at 44

Police investigating Blake Hounshell's death as a suicide

(Newser) - Journalist Blake Hounshell, who became editor of the New York Times' "On Politics" newsletter after roles as editor-in-chief at Politico Magazine and managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, died Tuesday at the age of 44. His family said he died in Washington "after a long and courageous battle...

Author Emerges Years After Apparent Suicide. It Doesn&#39;t Go Well
Author Emerges Years
After Apparent Suicide.
It Doesn't Go Well
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Author Emerges Years After Apparent Suicide. It Doesn't Go Well

'Let the fun begin,' Susan Meachen apparently wrote on Facebook, to fans' horror

(Newser) - For more than two years, the Facebook page of self-published author Susan Meachen has served as something of a shrine, used to promote her romance novels and share posts about suicide prevention. In October 2020, a person claiming to be Meachen's daughter posted from Meachen's account, announcing the...

Princeton Student's Death Ruled a Suicide

Misrach Ewunetie's body was found days after she was reported missing in October

(Newser) - An autopsy has confirmed that foul play was not involved in the death of a Princeton University student who went missing in October . The body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie was found near tennis courts on the outskirts of campus on Oct. 20, six days after she was last seen. In...

Report: Dancer, DJ &#39;tWitch&#39; of Ellen Dies by Suicide
DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen
Is Dead at 40
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DJ 'tWitch' of Ellen Is Dead at 40

'His positive impact will continue to be felt,' wife says of Stephen Boss, said to have died by suicide

(Newser) - Stephen "tWitch" Boss, a key part of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died at age 40. The man known for his incredible dance moves was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Los Angeles-area hotel on Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was a contestant on MTV's...

'Catfishing' Cop Made Odd House Purchase

Austin Lee Edwards blacked out its windows

(Newser) - The Virginia law enforcement officer who allegedly abducted a teenage girl after killing her mother and grandparents in California had threatened to kill people before. A years-old police report obtained by the Los Angeles Times describes a Feb. 7, 2016, incident in which Austin Lee Edwards refused medical treatment for...

Man Jumps to His Death at Disneyland Garage

Police say he jumped from parking garage, hadn't entered theme park

(Newser) - Police say a man jumped to his death from a parking garage at Disneyland on Saturday. A witness called police to report the incident just before 9pm, the Los Angeles Times reports. The man, who was in his 50s, reportedly jumped from the seven-story Mickey & Friends parking structure and...

Lawsuit Blames Stanford for Soccer Star's Suicide

Katie Meyer's family says notice of disciplinary action caused 'acute stress reaction'

(Newser) - "The actions that led to the death of Katie Meyer began and ended with Stanford University," according to a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of the star soccer goalie, who died by suicide earlier this year. Meyer's parents are suing the university and several administrators, blaming...

Authorities Rule on Debbie Collier's Cause of Death

'Self-inflicted,' cops say of 59-year-old Georgia woman found dead in September

(Newser) - After a two-month mystery in Georgia that earned headlines around the country, authorities say they now know how Debbie Collier died. "A detailed examination of all gathered information has enabled investigators to determine, based on factual evidence and data, that Mrs. Collier's death was self-inflicted," the Habersham...

Court Hears Case of Woman Stabbed 20 Times in 'Suicide'

Ellen Greenberg's parents may soon take their case to trial

(Newser) - After more than a decade fighting the Philadelphia medical examiner's office on their daughter's cause of death, lawyers for Ellen Greenberg's parents made their case in front of a Pennsylvania appeals court Tuesday. "We are cautiously optimistic that the panel will find the estate of Ellen...

Girl, 12, Shot Father, Self as Part of Murder Pact With Friend: Cops
Girl Who Shot Dad, Self
in Murder Pact Is Dead
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Girl Who Shot Dad, Self in Murder Pact Is Dead

Texas girl died of self-inflicted injuries, police say; her father is out of hospital

(Newser) - Update: The Texas girl who shot her father and then herself as part of a murder pact with a friend is dead. The unidentified 12-year-old died Sept. 22—two days after she was found with a gunshot wound to the head outside her Weatherford home, with a handgun beneath her,...

Study Suggests More Veterans Die of Suicide

Greater cooperation from states would help, nonprofit says

(Newser) - The number of US military veterans who have died by suicide could be far higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs has reported, a new study indicates. America's Warrior Partnership, which works to eliminate veteran suicide, found that in eight states, the number of suicides was 1.37 times...

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