Death strikes when we least expect it. The loss of a loved one is a moment that most of us have had a difficult time dealing with. They are irreplaceable. There is nothing we can do to bring them back. Such are some of the sentiments and feelings that come to mind when we have to deal with the loss of someone we hold dear. As much as death strikes when we least expect it, suicide on the other hand can in most cases be foreseen.
There are individuals who go through troublesome moments in life. Depression, loss and despair are just but some of the common reasons why some people choose to take their own lives. Suicide is one of the most selfish ways to exit this life. Those who are left behind are shocked, and there are lots of unanswered questions. The ones who remain behind at times place the blame on themselves, wondering if there was anything they could have done differently to keep the departed alive.
Celebrities are not spared the scourge of suicide either. Other than those who have taken their own lives, there are others who have found themselves on the wrong end of the line, having to bury their kids.
10 Marlon Brando – Cheyenne Brando
9 Gregory Peck – Jonathan Peck
8 Mary Tyler Moore – Richard Meeker Jr.
7 Paul Newman – Scott Newman
6 Carroll O’Connor – Hugh Edward O’Connor
5 Andre Rommel Young (Dr. Dre) – Andre Young Jr.
4 Anna Nicole Smith –Daniel Smith
3 Marie Osmond – Michael Blosil
2 Charles Boyer – Michael Charles Boyer
1 Sylvie Plath – Nicholas Hughes
Sylvie Plath committed suicide in 2009, and as a result her son Nicholas Hughes would soon hang himself. Nicholas was another case of depression going unattended to. The pressure from the loss of his mother was too much to bear, coupled with a number of issues in his personal life. Prior to his suicide, Nicholas was actually a respected biologist and a member of the faculty at UAF. Personal issues and the loss of his mother conspired to push the 47-year-old to hang himself. The son of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath was an alma mater of the University of Oxford, B.A, M.A and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Ph. D.
Sources: telegraph.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, nytimes.com, ew.com, independent.co.uk, huffingtonpost.com, latimes.com
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