13,430. The goal is to bring down those sick fuckers, Mum and Peter. My own mother – what an evil little cunt. Goddamn. How can you do that to kids? How can you do that to kids and sleep at night? (Cults & Suicide) Rick’s video suicide note, viz: Cults: Family International
13,431. It’s a need for revenge. It’s a need for justice. Because I can’t go on like this. (Cults & Suicide) ibid.
13,492. Earlier this year the bodies of thirty-nine men and women were found in this house in San Diego: they were members of the Heaven’s Gate cult. (Cults & Suicide) Inside Story: Heaven’s Gate
13,498. They were united in the belief that by following this man they could overcome death. Instead they ended their lives in a mass suicide that stunned the world. (Cult & Suicide) Heaven’s Gate: The Definitive Story
13,499. It was the largest mass suicide ever on American soil. Detectives soon discovered that the thirty-nine men were 18 men and 21 women, most of them well past their twenties. (Cult & Suicide) ibid.
72,839. The biggest mass suicide ever on American soil. (Cults & Suicide) Heaven's Gate: Cult Suicide, PBS 2015
13,509. The cult members committed suicide over a few days in late March 1997. They died in shifts, with some members helping others take a lethal cocktail of phenobarbital and vodka before downing their own doses of the fatal mixture. Police found an eerily placid and orderly scene on March 26th.
Heaven’s Gate members believed that Hale-Bopp, an unusually bright comet, was the sign that they were supposed to shed their earthly bodies (or containers) and join a spacecraft traveling behind the comet that would take them to a higher plane of existence. (Cult & Suicide) CNN.com article, One Year Later: Heaven’s Gate Suicide Leaves Only Faint Trail
13,529. For God’s sakes let’s get on with it. We lived as no other people have lived. We’ve loved. We’ve had as much of this world as you are going to get. Let’s just be done with it. Let’s be done with the agony of it. (Cult & Suicide) Jim Jones
13,530. We laid it down. We got tired. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world. (Cult & Suicide) Jim Jones, cited Stanley Nelson, Jim Jones: The Life and Death of the People’s Temple
13,561. ‘Die with a degree of dignity. Don’t lay down with tears and agony. It’s nothing to death. It’s just stepping into another plane. Don’t, don’t be this way.’ (Cults, Meet the, Death & Suicide) Jim Jones
13,531. Die with a degree of dignity. Lay down your life with dignity. Don’t lay down with tears and agony. There’s nothing to death. (Cult & Suicide & Death) Jim Jones
13,527. So my opinion is that we be kind to children, and we be kind to seniors, and take the portion like they used to take in ancient Greece, and step over quietly. Because we are not committing suicide; it’s a revolutionary act. We can’t go back. They won’t leave us alone. They’re now going back to tell more lies, which means more Congressmen, and there’s no way, no way we can survive. (Cult & Suicide) Jim Jones, Jonestown Guyana, address to followers
13,528. Free at last. Keep – keep your emotions down. Keep your emotions down. Children, it will not hurt. If you’d be – if you’ll be quiet. If you’ll be quiet. (Cult & Suicide) Jim Jones, Jonestown Guyana
13,541. Meanwhile, back at Jonestown, Jim Jones called his followers together. He told them of the congressman being murdered and that to avoid inevitable retribution they must all kill themselves. His lieutenants prepared two fifty-gallon drums of Kool-Aid laced with Valium and Cyanide. Mothers gave the mixture to their infants before the adults lined up to take the poison from paper cups. Finally one Jones and a nurse were left. They used a pistol to kill themselves. In all 913 died. (Cult & Suicide) Great Crimes & Trials: The Jonestown Massacre
13,560. On November 18th 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana, 909 members of People’s Temple died in what has been called the largest mass suicide in modern history. (Cult & Suicide) PBS & Storyville: Jonestown: The World’s Biggest Mass Suicide, BBC 2012
13,680. March 23 1997: 74 dead after Solar Temple mass suicide in Quebec Canada. (Cult & Suicide) Chris Everard, Lady Die
14,230. Chmurny’s decision to swallow the pill Wednesday unnerved Howard Circuit Court officials and stunned his lawyer, Dino Flores.
Flores said he had no inkling that the 57-year-old scientist, a man he described as ‘very intelligent’ was contemplating suicide.
‘I had no idea anything like this was possible,’ a shaken Flores said yesterday. ‘Certainly, sitting right next to him as he does this, it’s very surreal to me.’
Chmurny faced a maximum penalty of more than 30 years in prison for the crimes. Sentencing had been scheduled for November 15.
Chmurny’s actions at the defense table in Howard Circuit Court’s ceremonial courtroom were not unprecedented. At least once before in Maryland, a defendant committed suicide by taking cyanide in open court. (Murder & Suicide & Court) Baltimore Sun online article 14th September 2001 Lisa Goldberg ‘Chmurny succumbs to suicide’
14,267. My God, I want to die so bad. (Murder & Suicide) Dylan Klebold, letter, Columbine School Massacre
14,268. I have no happiness, no ambitions, no friends and no Love! (Murder & Suicide) ibid.
16,008. Four years later Shipman hanged himself in his prison cell. (Murder & Doctor & Suicide & Hanging) Harold Shipman: Dr Death
16,118. I think I was trying to get myself killed. (Murder & Suicide) Brenda Spencer
20,326. Catch the Midnight Express; it’s not a train. (GBH Film & Prison & Suicide) Midnight Express 1978 starring Brad Davis & Irene Miracle & Bo Hopkins & Paolo Bonacelli & Paul L Smith & Randy Quaid & John Hurt & Norbert Weisser et al, director Alan Parker, Hurt
20,629. Suddenly I vided what to do. And what I had wanted to do. And that was to do myself in. To snuff it. To blast off for ever out of this wicked cruel world. One moment of pain perhaps. And then sleep for ever and ever and ever. (GBH Films & Suicide) A Clockwork Orange 1971 starring Malcolm McDowell & Patrick Magee & Michael Bates & Warren Clarke & John Clive & Adrienne Corri & Carl Duering & Paul Farrell & Clive Francis & Michael Gover et al, director Stanley Kubrick, Alex throws himself from window
20,630. I jumped, oh my brothers. And I fell hard. But I did not snuff it. (GBH Films & Suicide) ibid. Alex in hospital
20,871. Someone’s drove him to suicide. And I’m going to find out who. (GBH Films & Suicide) Brighton Rock 1947 [US: Young Scarface] starring Richard Attenborough & Carol Marsh & Hermione Baddeley & William Hartnell & Harcourt Williams & Wylie Watson & Nigel Stock & Reginald Purdell & George Carney & Charles Goldner & Alan Wheatley et al, director John Boulting, Ida in bar
21,071. I still can't believe Katie killed herself. (GBH Films & Suicide) Kidulthood 2006 starring Aml Ameen & Red Madrell & Adam Deacon & Noel Clarke & Jaime Winstone & Femi Oyeniran & Madeleine Fairley & Cornell John & Rafe Spall & Nicholas Hoult et al, director Menhaj Huda, gal