45 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Suicides

45 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Suicides

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Jovon Belcher

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his longtime girlfriend dead and then drove to team headquarters where he shot and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. The killings orphaned Belcher’s baby daughter, Zoey. Right before Belcher shot himself, he said, “I wasn’t able to get enough help.” An autopsy found that he was suffering from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), caused by repeated head traumas playing American football. CTE causes memory loss, aggression, confusion and depression.

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Wendy O Williams

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The lead singer of American punk band the Plasmatics, Wendy O. Williams died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1998. She left a suicide note for her partner of 20 years and then walked to her favorite woodland area to commit suicide.

Mindy McCreedy

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The country singer killed herself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2013, having twice attempted suicide in the past. She fired the shot on her front porch, the same place where her former boyfriend and youngest son’s father fatally shot himself a month earlier. McCready’s children were already in foster care at the time of her death.