Posts from the ‘Celebrity Suicide’ Category

Charlotte Dawson {Australia’s Next Top Model} Found Dead Age, 47,

Reblogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger

Source:ph.celebrity.yahoo

Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m PST

 

Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47.

Famed for TV shows such as “Australia’s Next Top Model,” the New Zealand-born star had a history of depression. She was found dead in her Sydney apartment on Saturday morning. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances, which is how they usually describe suicide.

Sydney’s The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that she was found hanged.

Kim Ji Hoon Korean Singer Found Hanging From A Noose In The Shower Booth

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: english.chosun.com / Soompi / ph.omg.yahoo.com

Media: english.chosun.com

Posted: Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 9:19 p.m. PST

 

Kim Ji-hoon of the duo Duke was found dead in an apparent suicide in a hotel room in Seoul on Thursday. Police said Kim was found hanging from a noose in the shower booth of the room in the early afternoon.

A friend found his body after Kim did not show up for a lunch appointment. The singer had been staying in the hotel since Dec. 6. He left no suicide note.

The singer rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a member of the K-pop group Two Two but was quickly forgotten. In 2000 he formed Duke to survive in the cycle of ups and downs of the entertainment industry, but he did not get much attention. In 2005 and 2009 he was arrested for taking drugs and in 2010 he divorced his wife.

Friends said Kim had since suffered from psychological strain and financial woes.

Kim Ji-hoon

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Lee Thompson Young,29, Dead (Famous Jett Jackson & Rizzoli & Isles) Took His Own Life

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Fox News / TMZ

Media: Celebs101.com

Posted: Monday August 19, 2013 @12:27 p.m. PST

 

Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and most-recently in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” has died, his manager told FOX411. He was 29.

Young’s body was discovered by his landlord, according to TMZ, after his co-stars from “Rizzoli & Isles” requested someone check in on the actor when he did not show up for work. His death appeared to be a suicide, TMZ reports.

Law enforcement officials told FOX411 they could not comment on Young’s death at this time.

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” longtime manager Jonathan Baruch said in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.  We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

The South Carolina native got his big break when he starred as the title character in “The Famous Jett Jackson” from 1998 to 2001. He then appeared in the Disney flick “Johnny Tsunami.”

Young also appeared on the TV shows “Smallville” and “Scrubs.”

He played detective Barry Frost on “Rizzoli & Isles.”

 

TMZ:

11:40 AM PT – Lee’s publicist confirms the actor killed himself, telling TMZ, “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning … Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed.”

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Lee Thompson Young
 – who played the main character on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” — has died after what officials believe is a suicide … TMZ has learned.  He was 29.

Sources tell us Young’s body was discovered with a gunshot wound that appears to be self-inflicted.

Young currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” — and we’re told when he didn’t show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young’s L.A. home to check up on the actor.

We’re told … when the landlord opened the door, he discovered Young’s body.

Kurt Cobain’s Body Covered In A White Sheet, New Photos Released

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Daily Mail By Bianca Carneiro

Media Credit: YouTube (rob395397) / YouTube (Kurt101Cobain)

Posted: Saturday April 6, 2013 @12:05 a.m. PST

 

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It has been 19 years since Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

And on the anniversary of his death, a series of previously unreleased images have emerged from the day the 27-year-old rocker’s body was discovered in his Seattle, Washington home.

The images, first released on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, show the scene surrounding Kurt’s house in the first few hours after his body was discovered by an electrician on April 8, 1994.

A later investigation determined the rocker had been dead for three days before being found with a shotgun across his chest and a visible head wound.

The images were taken by sports photographer Mike Urban and fellow P-I photographer Phil Webber.

Both photographers scoped out the area for the best views, including making their way into the yard of a house behind Cobain’s home.

Over forty images make up the set, including pictures of fans who immediately rushed to the scene upon hearing the news.

Police and medical responders are seen coming in and out of the home, and at one point are seen pulling out Cobain’s body covered in a white sheet and tethered to a rolling stretcher.

There are also images after Kurt’s memorial of friends and family embracing, remembering the man who redefined rock music in the 1990s.

A few of the pictures had been printed in the paper, but many remained undeveloped for the last 19 years.

‘Most of them have sat in the same negative sleeves they were placed in the day they were taken,’ the newspaper said.

The negatives now reside at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, which houses millions of negatives from the newspaper’s archives.

In the years and especially in the month leading up to his death, Cobain had been hospitalised several times for both health and self-induced overdoses.

Kurt’s then wife, Courtney Love, has revealed in recent years that she had tried to help Cobain overcome his drug usage, but he ultimately succumbed to his demons.

In his last interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he eschewed media claims that he was a ‘neurotic, bitchy guy who hates everything, hates rock stardom, hates his life’ and instead painted the picture of a well-placed family man.

‘I’ve never been happier in my life,’ he said, just about to celebrate his daughter Frances Bean’s second birthday. ‘I’m a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.’

But a suicide note left at the scene by Cobain painted a different picture.

‘I still can’t get over the frustration, the guilt and empathy I have for everyone. There’s a good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too f*****g sad,’ he wrote.

Kurt left behind wife Courtney and their two-year-old daughter Frances Bean, to whom he said in his note that her ‘life will be so much happier without me.’

He famously ended the note with a Neil Young quote: ‘It’s better to burn out than to fade away,’ before signing off with ‘Peace, love, empathy.’

The rocker begun using heroin in the early 1990s and Courtney, also a drug user, said the couple  ‘bonded over pharmaceuticals,’ after they first met in 1991.

In the weeks before his death, it was reported that Kurt had slid back into his old drug habits and fell into a coma on March 4 after overdosing on a mixture of tranquillisers and champagne.

Then two weeks later, police responded to a call from Courtney who told them Kurt had looked himself in a room and was threatening to kill himself.

It was reported that law enforcement officials found guns and unnamed prescription medication in the house.

Fearing the worst, Courtney and several of the singer’s friends staged an intervention on March 25 where they confronted Kurt about his drug use.

‘I told him “You’ve got to be a good daddy. We’ve got to be good parents,”‘ she once recalled.

However, Kurt fled Los Angeles drug treatment facility the Exodus Recovery Center just 36 hours after checking in on March 28.

His mother reported him missing after four days but police were unable to locate him, with the last sightings of the star said to be by neighbours in his Madrona neighbourhood of Seattle.

A few days after his death, a public vigil was held for the singer at a park at Seattle Center drawing thousands of mourners who listened to a recording of Courtney reading out Kurt’s suicide note.

 

 

FULL STORY AND PHOTOS LINK: KURT COBAIN’S BODY TAKEN AWAY

Mindy McCready shot and killed Her Dog Before Committing Suicide

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo-OMG!

Posted: Tuesday February 19, 2013 @ 7:46 p.m PST

 Mindy McCready picked up a gun on Sunday afternoon, she didn’t just turn it on herself. She shot and killed her dog before taking her own life, according to Cleburne County (Arkansas) Sheriff Marty Moss.

The innocent animal belonged to her late ex-boyfriend David Wilson. The record producer – who is the father to McCready’s youngest son, Zayne – died of a gunshot wound in early January.

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Katy Perry Ex-Boyfriend Johnny Lewis (Actor) Kills Landlady 81, Then Commits Suicide

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:The London Standard

Posted: Saturday September 29, 2012 @1:26 p.m PST

 

Johnny Lewis  killed his landlady and then leapt from his home. Lewis was singer Katy Perry’s ex–boyfriend.

Perry dated Lewis the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star for 18 months until early 2007.

Lewis is believed to have killed himself by leaping off his home after beating his 81-year-old landlady to death.

Police discovered the upstairs of the building had been ransacked and a cat had been killed. According to The London Standard.

 

FULL STORY ON JOHNNY LEWIS KILLING LANDLADY & COMMITS SUICIDE

Sergey Ovchinnikov Russian Volleyball Coach Commits Suicide At Age 43

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo Sports

Posted: Thursday August 30, 2012 @2:07 p.m. PST

 

Russian volleyball coach Sergey Ovchinnikov (Sergei), 43, found dead in a hotel room, hanging.

It is being reporting that Ovchinnikov committed suicide; although, the cause of death isn’t confirmed.

According to Yahoo sports, he took the Olympics very personally,” Russian men’s volleyball coach Vladimir Alekno told RT.com. “I saw what he was going through and how upset he was after the defeat. He didn’t talk much. Even after victories he was always thinking about something and smoked a lot.”

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Lan Yen Sexy Chinese Actress Admits She’s A Lesbian & Idolizes Leslie Cheung (Photos)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: What’s On Xiamen – Wikipedia

Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2012 @4:50 p.m. PST

 

 

Chinese actress Lan Yen has announced on Friday that she is a lesbian, according to Chinese news reports.
The 26-year-old Lan said that she “would not choose men in reality” during a press conference introducing her new movie. The bold announcement caught many by surprise.
She also told the reporters that her “eternal idol” was late Leslie Cheung, a world-renown Chinese actor who was also known to be homosexual.
Lan Yen is an emerging actress who recently gained fame by starring in the Hong Kong erotic film 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

Lan Yen. Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen via Internet

 

Chinese actress Lan Yen in the Hong Kong erotic film 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. Story Credit: What’s On Xiamen / Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

 

Lan Yen. Photo Credit: What’s On Xiamen

 

Leslie Cheung. Photo Credit: lovehkfilm.com

Leslie Cheung biography according to Wikipedia,

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003), nicknamed Gor Gor (哥哥), which means elder brother, was a  Hong Kong film actor and musician. Cheung was considered as “one of the founding fathers of  Cantopop,” and “combining a hugely successful film and music career”.

In 2000, Cheung was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted/ranked the 1st as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005. Recently, he was voted the third of the CNN’s “top five most iconic musician of all time” placing behind Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

Futhermore from Wikipedia, Cheung committed suicide on 1 April 2003 at 6:41 pm (HKT). He leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. He was 46 years old.

As one of the most popular performers in Asia, Cheung’s death shocked the Asian entertainment industry and Chinese community worldwide. The day after Leslie’s death, his family confirmed that Cheung suffered from (clinical) depression and had been seeing psychiatrists for treatment for almost a year. They also revealed that Cheung had attempted suicide in 2002. Later at his funeral, Cheung’s niece disclosed that her uncle had severe clinical depression and suffered much over the past year (2003).

Despite the risk of infection from SARS and the Who’s warning on travels to Hong Kong, tens of thousands attended Cheung’s memorial service, which was held for the public, on 7 April 2003, including celebrities and other fans, many from other parts of the world such as mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the United States and Canada. Cheung’s funeral was on 8 April 2003. For almost one month, Cheung’s death dominated newspaper headlines in Hong Kong and his songs were constantly on the air.

Cheung’s last album Everything Follows the Wind (一切隨風) was released three months after his death.

  • Cheung’s suicide note (translation): “Depression! Many thanks to all my friends. Many thanks to Professor Felice Lieh-Mak (Cheung’s last psychiatrist, 麥列菲菲). This year has been so tough. I can’t stand it anymore. Many thanks to Mr. Tong. Many thanks to my family. Many thanks to Fei-Fei  (Lydia Shum Din-ha). In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?”
  • Cheung’s suicide note (Chinese): “Depression! 多謝各位朋友,多謝麥列菲菲教授,這一年很辛苦,不能再忍受, 多謝唐先生,多謝家人,多謝肥姐. 我一生沒做壞事 為何這樣?”

 

 

Don Cornelius Death Ruled Suicide By Coroner’s Officials

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Full Story Credit: AP

Source: Yahoo News – AP

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 6:20 pm PST

Topic: Don Cornelius

Coroner’s officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius’ death a suicide, nearly a week after the “Soul Train” creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy on Cornelius’ body.  Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report.

Police quickly ruled out foul play after responding to Cornelius’ Mulholland Drive home early Wednesday morning. His son had alerted authorities after receiving a call from his father.

Cornelius, 75, started “Soul Train” in 1970 and it became one of the longest-running syndicated shows in history, introducing audiences to many top music acts and providing a never-before-seen TV platform for black culture.

The popular host was honored Saturday in Harlem with a lively celebration in tribute to Cornelius and the wide-ranging influence of his show.

His son, Tony Cornelius, released a statement last week asking for privacy and thanking fans.

“We thank all the well-wishers and the fans who have supported the ‘Soul Train’ legacy. Love, Peace and Soul,” the statement read, incorporating his father’s famous sign-off from the show.

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