01:34 PM EDT 10/16/2013
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.
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.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 08:15PM
At a hearing two weeks ago, a Ventura, Calif., judge was being extra cautious: He wanted to see Amanda Bynes in person before granting her mother, Lynn, 66, temporary legal control of her life.
Bynes, 27, who's been forcibly hospitalized for the past 17 days since allegedly setting fire to a neighbor's driveway, is expected to be escorted to the courthouse Friday by hospital staff for the pivotal hearing.
"What happens to Amanda next largely depends on what her treating doctor recommends," says Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. attorney who's not involved with the case.
Originally posted 10/03/2012 03:00PM
While most of the cast from Saved by the Bell have remained in the spotlight, Lark Voorhies has largely been out of sight.
The former teen star, known to a generation of fans as the fashionable Lisa Turtle, denies anything is wrong, but after a bizarre Yahoo! video went viral earlier this year, some questioned whether drugs played a role. Voorhies adamantly denied it. Instead, her mother says, she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In a series of interviews with PEOPLE, it was clear something wasn't right. Voorhies, 38, would frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or to others who weren't there.
"There are things that have traumatized her," says Tricia, 64, who shares a home with her daughter in Pasadena, Calif. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
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