Commentary On The Recent Suicides In Hollywood

Marie Osmond. Photo: TheInsider.com

Marie Osmond. Photo: TheInsider.com

Marie Osmond. Photo: TheInsider.com

Remember the saying 2 is a coincidence and 3 is a trend?  We might be having a bad trend in Hollywood right now.

Marie Osmond's 18 year old son Michael Blosil took his own life at the beginning of the weekend by jumping out of a window here in Los Angeles.  Andrew Koening, the former star of the 80's sitcom hung himself in Vancouver, Canada.  Alexander McQueen, the up and coming fashion designer took his own life by hanging himself by one of his own designs.

Each battled with death or depression in thier life and only in one case was a note left.  These cries for help, why are they not being answered or treated?  Was the help simply not available or was it more than that? 

I got chastised on my own blog for my feelings on Alexander McQueen's suicide.  Although this is a celebrity news site, it is formed in my opinion, as most blogs are.  The attacks that I do not know what he went through or I did not havea tough life was utter BS.

I was not making light of his situation and these other suicides that have followed.  I was trying to show my anger of what transpired.  I have seen a lifeless body on the ground after they jumped and took their own life 2 days before Christmas.  I have talked a woman who took over 60 pills to kill herself and convince her to let the paramedics help her.

What I am about to share with you all is why feelings of suicide are so strong;  My mother used to threaten to kill herself all the time.  I was about 12 years old and I did not live with her but she would call me and tell me that she was planning on doing it tonight.  She would try to explain to me how she was going to do it. 

The first time she brought up stuff like that was when I was 8 years old.  My grandmother allowed her to take me to McDonald's and my happy meal soon turned into a God is evil meal.  I'm 8.  All I want is my little cheeseburger n toy.  But I got lectured on how if you believe in God, he is going to burn my bed and she is ending her life.

When I was 14, my grandmother went to visit my mother because she had not heard from her in a while.  I knew what was going on because my mom wrote me letters that she was going to starve herself.  Needless to say, when my grandmother found my mother, she was extremely skinny and was in dire shape.  They got her to the hospital and did get her help.

My mother is still alive and all that suicide talk is gone but I can't forget the past and all the threats she made.  The reason I am sharing this experience with you is that I always took her threats seriously and it made me very sad and angry.  It is really hard for me to write this right now but I feel I must.

What is going on in Hollywood is a trend and it needs to stop.  If you or a loved one are battling suicidal thoughts or depression, PLEASE GET HELP!!  This is not only trouble in Hollywood, but all over the world.  There are people who care about you.  Remember that.  No matter how bad things are,  know that someone cares about you.

In the United States, The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Call them.  Please get the help you need. 

If any readers in other countries know of other hot-lines, please leave it in the comments and I will add the number to the story.

Please, let's try to stop this trend now together.-Dr.FB


Coroner: Alexander McQueen Hanged Himself

Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini
Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini

Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini

The coroner's report has ruled Alexander McQueen's death last week a suicide and let it be known that McQueen hanged himself and left a suicide note.  He hung himself with his own clothing designs.

Alexander was dealing with the death of his mother just days before and also a lover who left him previously.

McQueen's designs were worn by Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker.-Dr.FB


Lady Gaga Brit Awards Performance

Here is Lady Gaga performing on the Brit Awards and dedicating her performance to the late Alexander McQueen, who took his own life last week.

She performed "Telephone" and "Dance In The Dark" on the show.

What did you think of her performance?-Dr.FB


Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Takes Own Life

Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini
Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini

Alexander McQueen. Photo: Derrick Santini

British fashion icon and designer Alexander McQueen may have taken his own life.  He was found dead in his home, just days after his own mother died.  It is being reported as a suicide.

His mentor, Isabella Blow committed suicide as well, by drinking weed killer.

I keep reading reports where everyone says what a nice guy he was and a kind heart.  That's sad.

His death is sad as he was only 40 years old.  I am trying to keep my own convictions out of this but must say......there has to always be another way.  Suicide is not the answer.

His death will no doubt be talked about for some time but in my mind, no tears can be shed for someone who took their own life.  Life is hard.  Life sometimes sucks.  Straight up, suicide is not the answer.-Dr.FB