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MasterChef's Josh Marks Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Before Suicide, Says Mom

Josh Marks Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Before Suicide, Says Mom

Originally posted 10/13/2013 05:00PM

Prior to MasterChef finalist Josh Marks's suicide on Friday, his family says he'd been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

"He couldn't bear the thought of another diagnosis," Marks's mother, Paulette Mitchell, told the Chicago Tribune. "He was just coming to accept the diagnosis of bipolar."

After picking Marks up from a Mercy Hospital and Medical Center treatment program on Thursday, Mitchell says she noticed her son was visibly upset and stayed with him that night. She spent most of Friday with him until she left to pick her daughter up from school. Hours later, she received a call from her brother that Marks was walking in an alley with a gun.

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MasterChef's Josh Marks Commits Suicide

UpdatePosted 10/12/2013 02:45PM

Josh Marks of MasterChef Is Dead

Originally posted 10/12/2013 12:30PM

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was pronounced dead Friday night in a suicide.

Chicago police confirm to PEOPLE that the 26-year-old's body was found at 6:37 p.m. in the city's South Side.

"Joshua Marks suffered a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide," the Chicago Medical Examiner's office confirms to PEOPLE.

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Gia Allemand's Mom Blames Reality Star's Dad for Suicide

Gia Allemand's Mom Blames Reality Star's Dad for Suicide

Originally posted 09/11/2013 07:00PM

Gia Allemand's mom Donna Micheletti doesn't fault her daughter's boyfriend for leading to her shocking suicide last month.

Immediately following the tragic death of the former Bachelor contestant, 29, fingers were pointed at NBA player Ryan Anderson, who apparently told the reality starlet he didn't love her anymore.

Micheletti says such wasn't the case, and in fact, it is her daughter's dad Eugene Allemand who is to blame.

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Gia Allemand Was on the Phone with Her Mother as She Took Her Own Life

Gia Allemand Was on the Phone with Her Mother as She Took Her Own Life

Originally posted 09/08/2013 08:00PM

Donna Micheletti's voice choked with tears as she told Dr. Phil McGraw about her daughter Gia Allemand's final moments as she tried to commit suicide on Aug. 12.

In the heartbreaking interview set to air on Dr. Phil on Tuesday, Micheletti revealed she was on the phone with her daughter, 29, as she hanged herself in her New Orleans apartment.

Micheletti believes that the Bachelor star called her because "I'm the closest person in the world to her and she didn't want to be alone when she left this world. So she wanted Mommy to be there, I guess."

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Gia Allemand's Boyfriend Told Her: 'I Don't Love You Anymore'

Gia Allemand's Boyfriend Told Her: 'I Don't Love You Anymore'

Originally posted 08/21/2013 06:30PM

Hours before she hanged herself Aug. 12 with a vacuum cleaner cord, Gia Allemand argued with boyfriend Ryan Anderson over her suspicions he'd been unfaithful, according to a police report.

As Anderson dropped Allemand off at her New Orleans apartment, she told him that she still loved him; he replied, "I don't love you anymore," according to Anderson's statement to police.

Two hours later, Anderson – summoned to Allemand's apartment by her concerned mother – found Allemand hanging, according to the police report obtained by E! and TMZ.

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Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide

UpdatePosted 08/19/2013 03:20PM

Lee Thompson Young Dies at 29

Originally posted 08/19/2013 02:10PM

Lee Thompson Young, who starred as the lead in Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson, has died in a suicide. He was 29.

Los Angeles Police Department confirms to PEOPLE that officers responded to an early morning call and found the actor dead in his apartment.

"It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," Young’s longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, said in a statement released to PEOPLE.

"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."

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Remembering Gia Allemand: 5 Standout TV Moments

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Gia Allemand's Most Memorable TV Moments

Originally posted 08/15/2013 12:15PM

Evident by the outpouring of heartbreaking Tweets from past and present members of The Bachelor franchise, season 14's Gia Allemand, 29, was a beloved contestant.

Remembered for her long, brown locks, carefree personality and fit physique, the third finalist in Jake Pavelka's season died of an apparent suicide on Wednesday after being hospitalized in critical condition on Monday night, following a "serious emergency medical event," ABC said.

While Allemand's death is a tragedy, her life can be remembered in notable TV clips during her time in the reality TV spotlight. Here are five of the New Yorker's most memorable on-camera moments:

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Bollywood Star's Boyfriend Arrested for Allegedly Abetting Her Suicide

Jiah Khan's Boyfriend Suraj Pancholi Arrested on Suspicion of Abetting Her Suicide

Originally posted 06/11/2013 11:40AM

The son of a Bollywood couple has been arrested on suspicion of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, police said.

Suraj Pancholi was arrested late Monday in Mumbai, Officer D. Deokar said.

Deokar confirmed Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week.

A letter she wrote alleges that Pancholi cheated on her, physically abused her and forced her to have an abortion. Police authenticated the letter was from Khan, and Indian media have published it.

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Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Dead of Apparent Suicide

Bollywood Actress Jiah Khan Is Dead of Apparent Suicide

Originally posted 06/04/2013 12:55PM

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found dead in her Mumbai apartment late Monday. She was 25.

A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, is quoted in the U.K. Guardian as saying that the actress's mother, Razia Khan, found her daughter's body hanging in the residence.

The Times of India reports that Khan may have killed herself over a failed relationship with an actor.

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Mindy McCready's Boyfriend Died of a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

UpdatePosted 01/15/2013 01:00PM

Mindy McCready's Boyfriend David Wilson Died of a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Originally posted 01/15/2013 11:30AM

Last year, things were looking up for Mindy McCready after a judge awarded her custody of her 6-year-old son, Zander.

"It was good news," her rep, Kat Atwood, tells PEOPLE. "The custody battle was over. Zander was comfortable at home with Mindy. She had a new baby. Things were going well."

But everything fell apart for McCready on Sunday night, when her partner, David Wilson, shot himself.

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