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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Star of Stormchasers apparently commits suicide

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 10:30 AM
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Damn, I was wondering what the nature of the "injury" was. That really sucks to hear.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 11:17 AM
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I heard about this yesterday, pretty sad and shitty thing to do with 2 kids and a wife he left behind.

At first I heard he hung himself, and thought maybe he was like the dude from INXS where he was maybe trying to do the ole erotic asphyxiation thing.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 12:15 PM
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Storm caught up to him. Coward.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 04:15 PM
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I mean really, if you are a stormchaser and want to do yourself in, why not walk out into a fucking tornado? At least it would be cool.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 04:26 PM
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I can't imagine being on a hit tv show and a week after successfully navigating the tiv into a tornado being so depressed that I off myself.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 05:25 PM
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I know. That guy looked pretty damn ecstatic when they intercepted that tornado. I was all smiles wondering how bad ass of an experience that must be. I also agree with AL P on he way that guy decided to go out. I figure a storm chaser would walk into a tornado with a shit load of data probes and weather instruments on their back. I know I would.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 11:37 PM
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Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem...however, depression is a real disease and it changes a person. Most think they are weak, but imagine the despair when you feel that your only way out is to kill yourself. You know the man loved his children. Imagine what it would take for you to abandon your children...depression obviously caused him to reach that point. I bet he was bipolar. Very high suicide rate with that disease. Regardless, he is dead and his family is suffering. I hope the boys get the help they need to deal with this or they will be at a higher risk to suffer the same fate at some point.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 12:09 AM
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 09:43 AM
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We had a suicide in our family 25 years ago, and the ripple effect has been enormous. He left behind a legacy of fucked up kids and now, a grand-child. It leaves a legacy of bad baggage, and a shit-load of guilty feelings.

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