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Suicide and Attempts

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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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Cesar Millan Calls Suicide Attempt a 'Dark Moment'

Cesar Millan Calls Suicide Attempt a 'Dark Moment'

Originally posted 11/17/2012 10:30AM

After making a bombshell revelation about his attempted suicide in 2010, Cesar Millan is once again speaking out.

Millan, 43, who hosted National Geographic's Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan until the series ended in September, opened up about his battle with depression – and the overdose that nearly took his life – for Cesar Millan: The Real Story, a documentary airing on Nat Geo Wild on Nov. 25.

"I have always been honest with my fans, which means being open about any struggles I have had along the way," he says in a statement. "It was important for me to explain all the aspects that have led to my new chapter. Although it was a dark moment for me, it showed me that I still needed to be here and I have a lot more to do."

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'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan: I Attempted Suicide

Cesar Millan Reveals: I Attempted Suicide

Originally posted 11/15/2012 06:30PM

It seemed Cesar Millan had been on top of the world, but then it all came crashing down.

In 2010, the trainer and television personality known as the Dog Whisperer was working with celebrity clients, had a hit show and was becoming an international advocate for bully breeds.

Millan, 43, was dealt his first loss when Daddy, the 16-year-old pit bull who had been Millan's best example of a "calm, submissive" dog, died in February.

Then, in June of that year, Millan learned that his wife of 16 years, Ilusion Millan, had filed for divorce.

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Inside Mary's Kennedy's Final Days: Prayers & Apologies

Mary Kennedy's Final Days: Prayers and Apologies

Originally posted 08/12/2012 09:15AM

The day before Mary Richardson Kennedy committed suicide, she called her estranged husband Bobby Kennedy, he later told police.

"She was sorry for everything," Kennedy told the Bedford Police Department, giving his version of the events. "She told me she needed me to take care of her."

The police report, first published in the Westchester Journal News, reveals new details about her final days before Mary's body was found in a barn behind her Bedford property.

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Mary Kennedy Committed Suicide by Hanging Herself

UpdatePosted 05/17/2012 12:15PM

Robert F. Kennedy's Wife Mary Committed Suicide by Hanging Herself

Originally posted 05/17/2012 09:30AM

Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy, committed suicide by hanging herself, the Westchester County Medical Examiner confirms to PEOPLE.

The body of Kennedy, 52, was discovered Wednesday in the garage of her home in Mount Kisco, N.Y., by a housekeeper, sources told ABC News.

Bedford, N.Y., police were called to the home at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday to investigate a "possible unattended death." Police confirmed they found a "deceased individual" on the property, owned by Mary and Robert Kennedy.

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Struggling Soap Actor Commits Suicide After Putting Dog to Sleep

UpdatePosted 01/31/2012 04:00PM

Struggling Soap Actor Commits Suicide After Putting Dog to Sleep

Originally posted 01/31/2012 04:00PM

A struggling soap opera actor committed suicide in New York City last week, hours after putting his beloved dog to sleep, which he said was in response to pressure from the management of his apartment building.

Nick Santino told friends he felt he had "betrayed my best friend," a 5-year-old pit bull named Rocco, after euthanizing the dog last Tuesday, Santino's 47th birthday, according to the New York Post.

Santino, who made appearances in All My Children, Guiding Light, and more recently on Gossip Girl, reportedly made a distraught phone call to a former girlfriend around 2 a.m. Wednesday and was found dead in his apartment later that afternoon by police, reports the Post.

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Infomercial King Don Lapre's High-Octane Life – and Shocking Suicide

INSIDE STORY: Infomercial King Don Lapre's High-Octane Life – and Shocking Suicide

Originally posted 10/15/2011 04:00PM

For "King of Infomercials" Don Lapre, life had looked as upbeat as his high-energy TV ads for moneymaking kits.

Married with two daughters, the charismatic go-getter's website boasts about his "3 best friends :-)" – his two daughters and wife of 23 years – and seemed to be enjoying a booming business, his infomercials so familiar they were parodied by David Letterman and Saturday Night Live.

But in June it all came crashing down. Lapre was charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering. Arrested and indicted, he allegedly scammed more than $50 million from at least 220,000 people between 2004 and 2007.

Then on Oct. 2, two days before he was stand trial on charges that could have sent him to federal prison for 25 years, Lapre was found dead in his Arizona jail cell of an apparent suicide.

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Russell Armstrong's Lawyer: He Didn't Seem Depressed

Russell Armstrong's Lawyer: He Didn't Seem Depressed

Originally posted 08/16/2011 02:30PM

Russell Armstrong's attorney is stunned over his client's apparent suicide on Monday night – mainly because, he says, Russell didn't seem depressed.

"I'm very shocked by this," Ronald Richards tells PEOPLE. "Besides being upset about his divorce and its effect on his kids, he didn't show any outward signs of depression."

The marital troubles between Armstrong, 47, and his wife Taylor, 40, were documented on the first season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, on which she stars. At the time of his death, Russell was in the middle of divorce proceedings and was being sued for more than $1.5 million for misusing funds and breach of contract by MyMedicalRecords.com.

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