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Ishka Kibble Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 02:05 PM
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19. It's not unusual.
Suicide in this manner isn't that unusual an occurrence. It's hardly talked about, since there is still a huge stigma and shame attached to this manner of death. Remember when David Carradine died? Two autopsies in Thailand, where he died, and then, when his body arrived in the US, his family demanded - and got - another one.

Then, silence.

Shame is a powerful force. You just won't hear about deaths like this. But, believe me, they take place with alarming frequency.

It's a terrible, terrible tragedy. I think his adopted son - Sparkman was an unmarried single father - is still in his teens, and not living with his father at the time of the death. Destitute, and without family, although I just read a quote from Sparkman's mother, so the boy has a paternal grandmother, who, I hope, wants to and is able to take him in. This kid deserves so much better.
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