According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself this morning in his single cell, with a bed sheet tied to the window. But at least two people are wondering whether Hernandez really hanged himself: his lawyer and his agent.
Alan Vega, best known as but not to be reduced to a member of Suicide, died this weekend. Ben Vaughn, who made a record with him and Alex Chilton once, wrote a lovely thing about knowing him that you may well appreciate. [The Daily Beast]
On Saturday night, an RV lot near the Buffalo Bills’ stadium was packed full of tailgating fans preparing for the team’s first game of the season. Around 10:20 p.m., one of those fans shot and killed himself, according to police.
Police have identified former MLB player Darryl Hamilton and his wife, Monica Jordan, as the victims of what appears to be a murder-suicide after the pair was found dead in their own home. Their 14-month-old child was also found in the house, unharmed.
Seppuku, a highly ritualized form of suicide that involved cutting one's own stomach, was once part of the bushido samurai code, and considered an honorable way to die and, until the 20th century, was quite common. So what happened? Why did this practice die out?
Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard has a devastating piece on Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who in August 2013 was the one to discover his girlfriend Gia Allemand in her New Orleans home, hanging by her neck from a vacuum-cleaner cord. It is a hard, hard read, but there is goodness here—much of it in Anderson's…
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Yesterday during the National Rifle Association-sponsored NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway, it was reported that a man died in the infield. Today, the medical examiner has determined the cause of death to be suicide. Kirk Franklin, 42, of Saginaw, Texas, shot himself in the head. The Associated Press (via USA…
Ryan Freel was "tough." In baseball parlance, that means hustling on every pitch, giving up your body to make the play. These types of players are celebrated, of course. In August 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer paid tribute to just the latest example of Freel's toughness, a diving catch on the warning track of a long…
Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock was found suffering from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound early this morning, according to Tampa police. He was in his car parked in front of his high school, where he was an all-county and all-state player in 2005. He was transported to the hospital, where he died about an…
When York County (Va.) Sheriff Danny Diggs says things like "Nobody has ever heard of anything like this. It's a really bizarre incident," people listen. As well they should.
Eight days after his teammate committed suicide, former Chicago Bear Richard Dent was among those who carried Dave Duerson's casket into a South Side Baptist church for a memorial service and funeral today. Hundreds of mourners attended. Duerson's youngest son Brock offered one of several eulogies.
Your morning roundup for Feb. 20, the day autistic children surpass problem gamblers once and for all.
At the end of August, 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg told [university] police that a Notre Dame football player sexually assaulted her. Nine days later, she killed herself. And what has the university said about it in the months since?