Philip Gale, a child prodigy committed suicide at age 19, jumping from a classroom’s window. Before jumping he wrote on the blackboard Newton’s equation for how an object accelerates as it falls, along with a sketch of a stick figure tossing a chair. He signed it, “Phil was here”
When Steve Fugate lost his 2 children to suicide and overdose, he hiked across the U.S. for 12 years with a sign that said “Love Life” to remind people that they can overcome life’s hardships with the right mindset.
Gary Webb, the reporter from the San Jose Mercury News who first broke the story of CIA involvement in the cocaine trade, was found dead with “two gunshot wounds to the head.” His death, in 2004, was ruled a suicide.
In April 1998, two women walked onto The Golden Gate Bridge at the same time intending to commit suicide. They did not know each other but soon realized they were there for the same reason. A patrol officer saw them sitting on the railing, chatting. Finally, one jumped and was quickly followed by the other.
Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, because she felt that a murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month.