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Suicide

Jeret Peterson, Olympic medalist, commits suicide 29

Jeret "Speedy" Peterson (December 12, 1981 – July 25, 2011) was an American World Cup aerial skier from Boise, Idaho, skiing out of Bogus Basin. A three-time Olympian, he won the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Jeret Peterson cause of death
On July 25, 2011, Peterson was found dead in Lambs Canyon, Utah. The cause of death was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three days previously, Peterson had been arrested for driving while intoxicated. In Italy, he was still reeling from the suicide of a friend named Trevor Fernald, who had committed suicide and been found by Peterson only months before. Peterson also had problems with alcohol and depression and admitted he had his own thoughts of suicide, all stemming from a childhood in which he was sexually abused and lost his 5-year-old sister to a drunk driver.

Speedy Peterson with The Hurricane at Deer Valley

Former President of South Korea Committed Suicide 62

Roh Moo-hyun (August 6, 1946 – May 23, 2009) was the 16th President of South Korea. He held the position from 25 February 2003 to 25 February 2008. Before entering politics, he was a human rights lawyer.

Death of Roh Moo-Hyun
Roh Moo-Hyun died on 23 May 2009 after jumping from a 30-meter (100 ft) high cliff. He sustained serious head injuries and was sent to a hospital in the nearby city of Busan at around 8:15 a.m. and pronounced dead at around 9:30 a.m. According to his lawyer, Roh left a suicide note saying life was "difficult" and apologized for making "too many people suffer."

The South Korean police later confirmed Roh's suicide. Current President Lee Myung-bak stated that "the news was truly unbelievable and deeply sad." The corruption cases were said by Justice Minister Kim Kyung-han to have been formally dropped.

 

Owen Wilson's Suicide attempt

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owen wilsonWilson was taken to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica on August 26, 2007 after a reported suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home, confirmed by a Santa Monica Police Department log. Once stabilized at St. John's, Wilson was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where his condition was initially described as serious, then later upgraded to good and stable condition.

On August 27, 2007, Wilson issued a statement: "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time." On August 29, 2007, Wilson dropped out of filming Tropic Thunder, being produced and starring his friend and frequent collaborator, Ben Stiller. He was brought home and is now under constant observation.

 

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