Celebrities Who Committed Suicide – Gone Too Soon
Suicide is a growing mental health problem in the United States, especially among young people a lot of people wonder how such a decision could be made since they had what many people seek – fame and fortune.
The amount of money that makes someone rich is a personal opinion, the fame of an actor or actress is pretty obvious. In many cases, the suicide is unexplained and even questionable. It shows that suicide is a complex problem and there is no single cause for it. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair.
Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Suicide is always a tragic ending and the effects of a suicide ripple through the acting community, family, friends, and fans.
Here are a few actors and actresses who took their own lives and will forever be missed!
Played the character of Kimberley Drummond on the TV sitcom Diff’rent Strokes. In 1999, she committed suicide by poisoning herself with an overdose of prescription meds. Ironically, her son, Tyler Lambert, committed suicide on the exact same day in 2010.
Comedian and actor Robin Williams was one of the most well-known and successful comedians of his time. In the later years of his life, he suffered from depression and there were reports he was suffering from a mental disorder in addition to depression that led him to hanging himself at his California home in Paradise Gay in 2014.
Lucy Gordon was an actress in the movies Spider-Man 3 and Serendipity Her suicide was accomplished by hanging, and she left behind two suicide notes leaving no doubt that this was in fact a suicide.
Freddy Prinze is the father of Freddy Prinze Jr. He was known to millions of TV viewers in the series Chico and the Man He had a long history of depression. in January of 1977, Prinze shot himself in the head in front of his business manager. The rumors were that it was an accident because Prinze was known for always joking around and playing Russian roulette, but a suicide note squashed those rumors. He actually called his family members and told them goodbye before shooting himself. He was only 22 years old.
Access www.imalive.org, an online crisis network staffed by a network of trained volunteers certified in crisis intervention. IMAlive’s goal is to empower individuals in despair, address their situations, and help them navigate the most difficult emotional times.