Life is a precious gift whose value can be assessed by remembering people who did not get it for many years & stepped into the life of Other World due to their death, other than the natural causes of someone’s death,lies also an unexplained & undefined reason which has an emotional as well as a tragic side. Suicide.It is a last option for a person who does not wish to live anymore because of the hardships of life he is facing. To know the reason behind someone’s sudden suicide is like writing water on water with water. But some people leaves behind some evidence which gives an idea what went through with them which forces them to take departure from this world. We are presenting to our readers the real text of suicide notes of some of the famous people in an attempt to know the reasons of their suicides. Here are some heart wrenching suicide notes
George was an English author,music composer,singer & actor.He acted in more than 100 films & also did some work on silver screen,his most notable work of acting was in All about Eve & Rebecca.His bass-full voice lend him many villainous roles in film industry.He was acknowledged for his work when he was given two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame but all the appreciation even did not stop him from taking his own life.On 25th April 1972,he was found dead in a Barcelona hotel.He died because of over consumption of barbiturate Nembutal which resulted in his cardiac arrest.Strange thing about his death was that his friend predicted in 1937 that George will commit suicide at the age of 65 which was his exact age at the time of his death.His suicide note read:
“Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. (with his signature under the message)”
He was a Japanese philosophy student & a poet.His reason of popularity is his poem which he wrote on a tree before committing suicide.His story has an unfortunate angle of loving someone.He used to love a girl who rejected him & married someone else.He was so disturbed by this incident that he took his life.His poem written on a tree just before his suicide is as follows:
“Delicate line between heaven and earth…
The calm of the ages,
all the world’s worth.
Such minuscule measure,
while we think it so grand…
Just five specks of smallness,
This soft quiet land.
So frail and so fleeting,
in the end you will see
Simple dreams were Horatio’s philosophy.
For all the truth,
all secrets of yore Can be told in an instant,
by then they’re no more.
The Unexplainable All worries unsettled,
All questions unanswered,
shall be solved.
We already teeter,
this sheer cliff so high.
When we fall to corruption,
To end is to start;
to surrender is to know.
Despair and depression,
together they grow.
Hope shall meet hopeless when there’s nowhere to go.”
She was a news reporter at WXLT-TV & she came into spotlight for her suicide which aired on live TV.She was depressed about not having a romantic partner in her life & she has tried suicidal attempts before her final attempt too.She was romantically inclined towards her co worker reporter but she found that he was interested in sports reporter of WXLT-TV which further deepens her state of being depressed.Before her death she also had an argument with news staff who cut her covered story from running on TV to telecast live shooting.On the morning of July 15,1974 she insisted to read a newscast to open up her program which was an unusual demand from her.She covered three stories & then went on to saying “keeping with Channel 40′s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: attempted suicide.” & shot herself at the back of right ear.
She was a feminist,novelist,essayist,critic,publisher & poet.She suffered mental breakdowns throughout her life & in her last days she was upset about the onset of world war ll,her burned house & a non-encouraging response she got on her biography by a friend.one day she filled her overcoat with stones,went to the river & drowned herself.In her suicide note,she addressed her husband like this:
“Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don’t think two people could have been happier ’til this terrible disease came. I can’t fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can’t even write this properly. I can’t read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that—everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can’t go on spoiling your life any longer. I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.”
He was one of the most famous Russian poets of 20th century.The last two years of his life saw many ups & downs including some of the best poems by him but also he got himself into drinking.He was hospitalized due to over consumption of alcohol & after two days when he was discharged,he sliced his wrist,wrote his farewell poem by his own blood.His farewell poem goes like this:
“Goodbye, my friend, goodbye-My love, you are in my heart. It was preordained we should part-And by reunited by and by. Goodbye: no handshake to endure. Lets have no sadness-furrowed brow. There’s nothing new in dying now-though living is no newer.”
He was a fiction writer notable for his work of Herman Melville & Jack London.He tried to kill himself from a very young age due to bouts of chronic depression & went on to confess about his suicidal attempts in his writings.He wrote that the reason of his presence in this world is his mother who he loved dearly.When his mother went to coma,he got into his car & shot himself in the head,leaving behind this suicide note:
“All fled…all alone, so lift me on the pyre; the feast is over, and the lamp expire.”
George was the founder of Eastman Kodak company & inventor of roll film which eventually helped in the making of movies.He was in extreme pain due to spine disorder in the last two years of his life & shot himself in the heart to end his life.He left behind this suicide note:
“My work here is done. Why wait?”
This actress gained recognition for her character of Auntie Em in Wizard of Oz.She was depressed due to her health in her last days & fed up of living a painful life.She started loosing her vision & overdosed herself with sleeping pills.Her suicide note was:
“I am now about to make the great adventure. I cannot endure this agonizing pain any longer. It is all over my body. Neither can I face the impending blindness. I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.”
He was the founder of a famous rock band Nirvana who was found dead in his Lake Washington home with a gun pointing at his chin & his body had concentration of heroin with Valium.In his suicide note he addressed his imaginary childhood friend BODDAH & wrote:
“Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I’m too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away.
Frances and Courtney, I’ll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for Frances. For her life, which will be so much happier without me.
I love you, I love you!”
The brilliant writer of “Helen of Troy” married a businessman leaving her past lover,who was also a poet,alone.Later she took divorce from her husband because she felt lonely because f his busy schedule.Two years before her suicide,her lover poet committed a suicide & then two years later she overdosed herself with sleeping pills to death.Her suicide note read:
“When I am dead, and over me bright April Shakes out her rain drenched hair, Tho you should lean above me broken hearted, I shall not care. For I shall have peace. As leafey trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough. And I shall be more silent and cold hearted Than you are now.”
She was nominated at peak of her career for Grammy Award.The lead vocalist of the rock band Plasma-tics,made two prior suicidal attempts before her final suicide attempt in which she shot herself in a deserted area near her home.Her suicide note was:
“I don’t believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time.”
His best film direction work was seen in films like Frankenstein,The Invisible Man,Bride of Frankenstein & The Old Dark House.After directing many successful films,his filmy career started declining which affected him to the extent of taking his life by his hands by drinking too much alcohol & jumping into swimming pool which resulted in his head hitting the bottom of the pool.Her suicide note was:
“‘The future is just old age and illness and pain… I must have peace and this is the only way.”
The founder of Nazi Party was a German politician famous for his aggressive & cruel nature.When he realized that Germany was about to loose the war,he was not ready to taste defeat & therefore shot himself with his wife doing the same.His last will was also his suicide note which goes like this:
“I myself and my wife – in order to escape the disgrace of deposition or capitulation – choose death. It is our wish to be burnt immediately on the spot where I have carried out the greatest part of my daily work in the course of a twelve years’ service to my people.”
NICHOLAS SEBASTIEN CHAMFORT
He was a controversial french writer who feared imprisonment due to her aggressive ideas.He took his life in 1974 & wrote these lines with her own blood:
” I, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, hereby declare my wish to die a free man rather than to continue to live as a slave in a prison. And so I leave this world, where the heart must either break or turn to lead.”
His shot to fame was his book “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”. His father’s death had a heavy impact on his memory.His suicide note was:
“No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won’t hurt.”