England · Political

The suicide of shock rocker and politician Screaming Lord Sutch

June 16, 1999 London, England Screaming Lord Sutch, born David Edward Sutch, hangs himself after losing a battle with depression Sutch was one of the pioneers of shock rock, holding horror-themed concerts dressed as Jack the Ripper, making his entrance by emerging from a coffin and employing the use of prop knives, daggers, skulls, and… Continue reading The suicide of shock rocker and politician Screaming Lord Sutch

Kansas · Newspaper clippings

Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition

From The Topeka Daily Herald (Topeka, Kansas) Publish May 16, 1903 A young woman named Dollie Delaney (her full name was Dora Amanda Delaney) committed suicide by leveraging a rifle against a wall and using a crutch to pull its trigger. Delaney had been born with malformed limbs, and was missing her hands and feet.… Continue reading Woman born with stunted limbs commits suicide because of her condition

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

May 8, 1942 Buffalo, New York A photographer captures Mary Miller (35) as falls to her death The photographer was Russell Sorgi, a journalist returning to the Buffalo Courier Express. Sorgi has taken a slightly different route from his normal routine when he was passed by police cars. Being a journalist, he followed them, suspecting… Continue reading Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

Crime Scene Photography · Germany

Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime

May 1, 1945 Germany Up to 2,500 people commit mass suicide to avoid the advancing Soviet troops and the rapes, tortures, and murders they brought People in Demmin, Germany, were well aware of the atrocities the Soviet army were capable of; some were previous victims of the army. To avoid possibly horrific fates, they began… Continue reading Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime