Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Commissar Smersh, Aug 19, 2012.
Shame he left a family behind, but depression like that is not a rational thing and sometimes can't be fixed.
damn what a shame.
Most people don't even have a clue as to what chronic major depression is like....it is not in any way just a "case of the blues".
What a waste.
He probably felt guilty for what he did to Goose, and put poor Meg Ryan through...
That's horrible news.
Wonder if he was signed up to do the sequel to Top Gun? Cruise might have mocked him for taking anti-depression meds like he did Brooke Shields and now look at the outcome.
I understand wanting to go out on your own terms but I was under the impression that brain cancer was a silent, near painless death.
Isn't euthansia as well? Maybe we should ask a cat why someone would commit suicide rather than die in a silent manner?
That bridge has always creeped me out. I hate going across it. Most of the time I do is because I make a wrong turn and it is impossible to turn around until after you get to the other side....
Kind of ironic is the fact that the bridge spans San Pedro and "Terminal Island".
Perhaps as he progressively got worse he feared being a burden or, just didn't want to go out like that? Some cancer patients won't go through Chemo a second or third time because of that.
The thought of losing my marbles, shitting my pants, being a burden to my family, etc, would probably drive me to suicide as well. Probably not in that manner though. Insulin overdose is the correct answer, in case you ever need to know.
Potassium in high doses will slow your heart down fairly efficiently.
I totally understand why chemo patients choose not to continue.
From The National Cancer Institute:
Brain: A large tumor in the brain may cause memory problems, balance problems, bleeding in the brain, or loss of function in another body part, which may eventually lead to a coma.
I'm sure it varies from individual to individual and we don't know how far along he was. I guess I would rather spend my end of life living it to the fullest if I were his age (or god forbid my age).
I might choose death with dignity too.
Oh you cwazy, wascalwy internet.
Well damn, it's a mystery!
Pants be crazy.
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