Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Suicide notes on Facebook

Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas's ex-husband Kevin McGee recently hanged himself. Suicide is always sad, of course. But the fact that McGee wrote a note hinting at his intentions on Facebook makes it all the more tragic.

Clearly someone found it jarring enough to write: "That's a bit dark, Kevin." But neither he nor anyone else saw it for what it really was. If they had, maybe they could have stopped McGee from going through with his plans.

And this is not the only case of its kind. At the begining of this year an aspiring model and actor named Paul Zolezzi, also struggling with addiction, wrote a remarkably similar note on the popular social networking site.

It's likely others have done the same already. And we'll certainly be reading about more such tragedies in the future.

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