Timothy Cunningham

The CDC researcher who drowned himself in the Chattahoochee River struggled with his sexuality, and was upset that he was passed over for a promotion.

Timothy Cunningham, 35, who was reported missing in February after leaving work early, committed suicide by drowning, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.

Cunningham left behind all his worldly possessions including his beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles.

Cunningham's body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River 7 weeks after he was reported missing.

Cunningham's personal life was in turmoil before he committed suicide according to more than 600 pages of documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.

Investigators interviewed dozens of family, friends and coworkers who say Cunningham struggled with his sexual identity, and in 2010, he suffered a mental breakdown.

Nell Reed, Cunningham's best friend, sent him a picture of her newborn. He was to be the baby's godfather, but he went missing days later.

Reed, who lives in Texas, said Cunningham talked to her about his feelings for men and that "he didn't consider himself gay."

Though he lived a down low lifestyle, Cunningham did not identity as gay.

Still, he talked to Reed about a same-sex hookup he had with a former Morehouse classmate.

“She said the person had been coming to Tim’s house and that Tim began to question whether the person was playing with his feelings,” police told the AJC.com.

The former classmate told a different story. He said Cunningham had been coming on to him -- and the feelings were not mutual.

About two weeks before Cunningham’s disappearance, the man blocked his number on his cell phone.

“He said he didn’t want to be confrontational because they moved in the same social circles but it was obvious to him that Mr. Cunningham was making light advances,” police wrote in the investigative file.

On Feb. 9, Cunningham was alone at El Bar in Atlanta when he saw his former classmate on a date with a woman. The two men shook hands. The following morning, Cunningham asked the man to go out for breakfast, but the man declined.

Cunningham's sister told police she knew her brother reconnected with a Morehouse classmate, but he also showed romantic interest in two women at work.

After a break, Cunningham was trying to begin dating again, his sister said.

On Feb. 7, Cunningham resigned from a special CDC team tasked with deploying to areas in need. The next day, he was told he did not get the promotion he wanted.


  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    no no NO. HAIL NO
    they’ll do/say/release anything to suppress whatever truth is being suppressed. ANY OLE thing, it’s the kids’ pride month an somebody gots lazy and decided to throw the Ghey card. it it was february they wood swear up and down that it was cuz he was SHAME of being black

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I knew it. He was handsome; he lived alone in Atlanta. No worried girlfriend coming forward after he went missing. All the signs were there.

  • Gloria

    NOBODY kills themselves by drowning.
    This man was murdered, okay?
    The CDC is trying to cover up something after he blasted them for purposefully putting out faulty flu vaccines.

  • Phillybruh

    If you jump off a bridge and into water.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    very goot point.. i may have missed it but did any of his family speak out?

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    i’m torn torn, the whole water part is what gets me.. of all the ways to do it i can’t imagine drowning yourself would be in the top 5

  • Phillybruh

    Oh well, should have just came out and found a him a man that was into him.

  • FukkFolks2018

    RIP to him.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I wondered from the start if his disappearance had something to do with a relationship, as for him being gay, he's a single black man in Atlanta, is anyone really shocked?
    Even still, we as humans instinctually will try to preserve our lives at all costs unless there's emotional instability. I wish he'd gotten help, his parents must devastated.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I mentioned on another blog that he may be gay and someone bit my head off.

  • Carrington

    The short version of this very long story is that they were gowinagetha and he wanted more, but the friend's more including him, women and whatever else came along in between. He couldn't handle rejection. He dead.

  • NuBeauty

    I do not know if you was trying to be funny but that was funny as h3ll to me, LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They probably did speak out, in the 600 pages of that report.

  • Meme

    Very sad my condolences to his mum and his family so tragic. If it was in suspicious circumstances I hope it will be brought to light

  • Carrington

    Plenty people jump off bridges into water. It's not the jump that kills them.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Seems like there's a bunch of studies that show that suicidal behavior amony gays is significantly higher than for straight people, so this isn't too much of a surprise.
    But I'm sure we're going to see a ton of conspiracy theories related to this story. R.I.P. to him, and condolences to the family.

  • FukkFolks2018

    People hop off bridges to their death literally everyday. Its at least 3 cases in the news currently. Yesterday and today. One in Florida, one in Tx, one in NJ. Its a horrible way to go I think but its done A LOT.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Hmmmm , we will never know the truth.

  • free

    On Feb. 9, Cunningham was alone at El Bar in Atlanta when he saw his
    former classmate on a date with a woman. The two men shook hands. The
    following morning, Cunningham asked the man to go out for breakfast, but
    the man declined.
    ******************************************
    so he threw himself in the hooch? mmkay.

  • Phillybruh

    I wasn't but that's typically how it goes when suicide is involved.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The water can kill them if they jump from 30 feet or higher.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes there will be one conspiracy after the next brought up, but the simplest theory is usually the answer...torn up about his sexuality, hurt over a rejection, mad over being passed up for promotion, yes people do commit suicide for those reasons. Not to mention what a super achiever he was. He may not have been able to handle things not going his way.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I read that it messes you up. It breaks your pelvis, compresses your organs to the point some explode and breaks your neck and/or your back. So in most cases it is the jump.

  • Carrington

    Please, we jumped from much higher than 30 feet in Panama back in the day.

  • Carrington

    Maybe that's what killed him. I don't know what type of water he was found in, but I'm sure if you've got all of that going on after the jump, you surely can't swim back to shore.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sounds like a painful way to die though.

  • Karen Brady

    Actually a close fam member once attempted suicide by drowning. I don't know why though cuz he was an excellent swimmer. He gave up when he realized he was too good a swimmer. It sounds funny as I write it but it's not. LOL.. I guess it is a little.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think it depends on how high. The Golden Gate I know is like 800 feet tall but not sure of how close to the water it is from say a railing. And it has the most jumpers of all the bridges in US. It was a documentary on it. Some dude lied and said he was doing research on the bridge itself and managed to capture 25 suicides over the span of a few months. Was horrific

  • Karen Brady

    WOOH! WOOH! Costa Rica over here!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow, i guess the rejection by his classmate and then not getting the job was just too much for him. such a waste, smh

    i wish he had reached out to someone before he decided to end it all. he might have felt less desperate the next morning.... RIP to him.

  • SweetTEE

    Well damn.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So was he dating the classmate or nah? Maybe he was bisexual. I mean if he was publicly pursuing the man...trying to go on dates....where is the confusion/resistance to his sexuality. Maybe he was just a melodramatic individual that couldn't accept rejection. The man rejected him and his job rejected him. Plenty of heterosexual people with the same personality.

  • Coy little wink

    My dad was in the navy he says they threw you off the ship that's how you learned to swim...literally it was sink or swim...your instincts kick in

    Idk about this...but RIP sir

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I didn’t feel not one heto vibe, not one

  • Cricket404

    I figured this was the case, as I thought Sandra Bland committed suicide after her people didn't answer her calls and ignored her until they got the call she was dead. Severe depression is devasting, it's like your mind turns on you, forcing you to self destruct. Most can't understand money doesn't make you happy, you're just able to pay the bills.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You would be surprised how many men are "curious" about sex with men but they never act on their impulses. It sounds like Cunningham's classmate was stringing him along, but ultimately he chose women over him.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    They still try to make this look like a suicide.. One he live in atlanta it is the new Gay Mecca! Acceptance is not an issue here..I still believe he had some shyt that the CDC didn't want out that he was about to drop..so allll has my baloney-meter on full https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f9a0fb1108f6da94e437504856c87d66fac13e544a85959d27572aafed4ba03.jpg

  • Carrington

    Well, any suicide is painful other than taking some pills, or gas. Shooting yourself, stabbing yourself, jumping from a bridge, cutting your wrist... the fact remains. He killed himself over a man... in ATLANTA. He could've gotten 6 more on his way home from work.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yeah, okay superman. 30 feet is a 3-story building.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Quagsire!

    Smear campaign plain and simple...

  • Quagsire!

    SMEAR CAMPAIGN PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I think allllthis right here. When they go this hard to try to make it look like a suicide its murder. I mean if he killed himself whyyy would they go through alll this digging to FIND a reason..reaaallyy?!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1235a7aa8e1f28940e6b5d00e44132087c0951db46ccbc07ec8d6c224f104e80.gif

  • justlooking

    I LOVE THIS!

  • TheOwley

    Oh so now it's his sexuality? What will it be in a few months, meth?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Whats soooo funny is that the CDC must all live under a rock..being labeled gay isn't as devastating as it use to be..not in Atlanta..that part was probably read by most like someone would read race.. and like I said to dig all the way back to 2010...whatfoe?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Homosexuality is a coping mechanism for some people who have unresolved childhood issues. That doesn't mean they are gay. You are not gay until you act on the homosexual urges.

  • Libra80sBaby

    He killed himself over a man... in ATLANTA. He could've gotten 6 more on his way home from work.
    ----------------------------------------
    I KINDA feel bad for laughin.....nah. I dont.

  • justlooking

    I hear you sis, I understand.

    I've been in situations, I've desperately wanted to speak to someone about medical information I have received and was devastated and no one answered the phone.

    No one will is going to come forward and say, he tried calling me. I felt like something was wrong.

    May he find peace in the after life.

  • Meme

    Shiiid

  • Omandesert

    I sincerely don’t understand why people refuse to embrace their feelings. They would rather suffer in silence and have emotional turmoil? Just be who you are and live your life. The hell with what oeople say or think, Be gay, bisexual, wear man shorts and carry a $40k murse, it’s all good.

  • Meme

    That quite a sweet story in that he didn't die I was conflicted whether to laugh or cry, I'm pleased he didn't die hope he's ok now

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this is just so sad to me. i've felt real despair (from heartbreak, chronic illness, what have you) and the thing that made me feel like giving up was being so physically sick and in excruciating paid. i got tired and sorta gave up (mentally). still, it never occurred to me to take myself out. i was taught that 'this too shall pass' ...and you know what, it always does.

    anybody feeling like suicide is the answer, please re-think it. PLEASE.

  • Anunnaki
  • Wreckognize Game

    This is what I got from the write-up based on the friend's story. RIP Sir

  • justlooking

    THIS

    unfortunately, everybody ain't able sis. Everybody don't know him like we do.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/Tl7WJCNgwGCHe/giphy.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • KcoolMuziq

    The black community is VERY judgmental about a black man exploring his sexuality. It's the worse thing they can do to them. Black men are already prejudged as it is. It's why many entertainers stay in the closet.

  • justlooking

    I'VE seen you and your whig a million times. I JUST HOLLERED out LOUD!!!!

    Look at me saying she need water.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *untwists skirt, shakes wig & crams it byke on head, switches byke to seat in amen corner*
    BYE WHIG!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16192fdc61f10ea0e85c64a5c68ffcada626e5c7a9764a7592d68ef5a33dfbcb.gif

  • Evillene

    People are VERY judgmental of other people. The Black community is homophobic. However, you cannot internalize the judgment of other people for any reason or on any level. You need to be who you are and put your well-being ahead of the feelings/judgment of others, including family and colleagues.
    That's why I love people like EJ Johnson -- determined to be himself no matter who, what, why, when or anything else.

  • Guest

    I heard it is. Your body fights drowning because it's painful. I heard you start to panic once you can't breathe and your survival instincts kick in. If you can't swim then you would drown but you would most definitely fight it.

  • Evillene

    It wouldn't surprise me. It may surprise some of these folks who think that being gay is a choice.

  • Evillene

    Chile...the Holy Ghost snatched that wig!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Wow just wow. I can only imagine how hard it is trying to find your sexual identity. May his poor soul RIP

  • Kemi

    I’m trying to make sense of how his sexuality push him over the edge. He threw himself in water in a freezing February weather, dressed in running attire due to the fact that he was gay? Left his keys/ phone and beloved dog behind. What was the late call to his mother about prior to his disappearance?

  • hi-liter

    This mans life reads like a Zane novel. He told his friend he had sex with the MH classmate, and the classmate denies it. No one will never no the truth since he is dead and the classmate is prolly living down-low too.

  • mona q

    What I don't understand is why they first said he didn't get the promotion, then they say he did and now they say he didn't...which is it? Something is fishy here. POLICE say he was passed over but CDC had said he wasn't...I had seen that they said he got the promotion on NYPost but cannot find it now...

    https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/03/cdc_says_missing_researcher_wa.html

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The CDC was covering their asses.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Still sounds suspect... I don't believe it. Drowning??? Something still is not right with this scenario...

  • mona q
  • Quitedeliteful

    I did forget about this. People do jump off of bridges...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Both men were down low. They both had homosexual urges, but it seems only Cunningham wanted to act on his urges, hence him saying the man was playing with his feelings.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The LGBT community has higher rates of mental illness, depression and suicide. Some of us don't take rejection very well either.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Kemi

    Well, it’s clear no sexual orientation is exempt from mental health issues. It’s sad if that’s the case of him taking his life.

  • Oh Tommie

    So many questions...so he drowned in a river? How deep is this river? What did he jump off? Did he even jump? Did he know how to swim? ......

  • KcoolMuziq

    I don't feel this Is a sufficient enough evidence for a man of 35 to want to commit suicide. This reminds me of the Aaron Hernandez case.

  • missmiami305

    Sounds suspect. Especially considering the forensic psychiatrist that was randomly shot outside of his Phoenix office.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Not saying he was murdered or not but there has been plenty of suicides by drowning. I just hope his soul is at rest.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh no ?????

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’m choking

  • Allihave2say

    They keep trying to make fetch happen and it's not.
    We know they murdered this man to hide a secret and I hope somewhere what ever he knew is brought to light.
    Men don't drown themselves, they shoot themselves and hang them selves and a far stretch is intentional overdose. This man had access to the best drugs ever. Why would he throw himself off a cliff. Suicide by drowning is 1.1%.

  • Allihave2say

    1.1% of all suicides is by drowning that is NOT PLENTY.

  • brooklyn23

    I hatechu lol

  • Allihave2say

    You always have one of the best gifs! ?

  • J2PC

    Possible diversion? Afterall, it's the gay ATL where questionable gay men do not throw themselves in a river just because they might be gay. Eh, not buying it.

  • Allihave2say

    The natural instinct is to fight to live. His body kept saying "wait, I know what to do when in water".

  • brooklyn23

    This shit here made my fcking day bwahahaha yo ty. Thats cray cray tho

  • J2PC

    There was no bridge to jump. -just a woodsy area alongside the muddy looking Chattanooga River.

  • brooklyn23

    You know what at the time it wasnt funny. But sometimes you gotta look back and laugh at shit because at the end of the day he's still here.

  • brooklyn23

    That is a horrible way to die that and burning to death. Too sad

  • brooklyn23

    Na what if you take pills but didnt take enough and wind up living all fcked up

  • brooklyn23

    Im confused. I get what youre saying. Maybe what imma gonna say is a double standard but so be it. Ive fantasized about women when i was in my teens (because of porn i watched growing up i guess) but some things are left to be fantasized about. I wouldnt act on it. But a guy thinking of it (whether he acts on it or not) is gay in my opinion

  • Guest

    Yes. I read also that he did get a promotion. You are right. Somebody lying.

  • Guest

    I said this on another site and someone verbally attacked me. I am not saying this man did not commit siucide by drowning just as this very strange. Men usually take their lives quick. Drowning is not really quick and quite painful.

  • Anunnaki

    Me didnt do nuffin

  • Bashi22

    What a cover up he lives in ATL for God sake

  • Shira Harding-James

    Out of 24,000 deaths....so that would be 264 drowning suicides that’s plenty to me, epecially when the commenter above says NOONE commits suicide by drowning and we both know that isn’t true.

  • bella28498 .

    This is a damn lie and please tell me who commit suicide by drowning ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Huh? How are you not a lesbian then?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Drowning. We'll leave that for now. It doesn't sound like he struggled with his sexuality at all. He dated men and was allegedly attracted to a former classmate who didn't feel the same. It becomes kinda obvious you're same sex oriented once you reach a certain age. You show up to all functions alone, you never speak about your dating life to anyone, etc,. Yeah, it becomes obvious.

    Family typically know, but most will not bring it up or ask any questions. That's not a struggle; that's keeping your personal life personal. Now, how does one commit suicide by drowning? I can't imagine a person wanting to feel or endure the struggle of what I picture drowning to be. But ok 600 pages.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You oughta stop it. I lol'd at this, so forgive me.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    That's exactly what I said in my head. Instinct must've kicked in when he stopped swimming, so he had to start swimming again. He probably swam away mad af. Karen, I hope he's ok and dealt with whatever it was getting the best of him at the time.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I CAN...............NOT!!

  • Phillybruh

    Sounds like he was determined if there was no bridge.

  • imright

    lies.

  • PlayerP

    Oh so this is the story "they're" "spinning". Sexual identity struggle, ok, got it.

  • Oya Shango

    I had been saying from the start that this was personal and not professional. I also knew that it had to do with his gay lifestyle. I still think that he might have been HIV pos which is a career killer in his line of work. I believe that revelation might have caused him to commit suicide.

    I know that the CDC kills its enemies. BUT in this case I do not believe they did this. They have no need to abduct a man in broad daylight from his home, and drown him in broad daylight. If they wanted him dead they have other more nefarious means, like putting a virus in his drink or even cancer.

    Cunningham's father is a retired colonel, and has many deep connections. You noticed that neither he nor his family have demanded an independent investigation or autopsy or even toxicology reports. They know that their son killed himself and they know why. They are remaining quiet to prevent any further public embarrassment.

  • kekeb

    I don't believe any of this. All sounds like cow manure. It's 2018, and he lived in ATLANTA. No one cares if you're gay here

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    RIGht so the question here is did this man know how to swim? I mean he was athletic idk I’m still not convinced on this one something seems off. Plus a article say that the promotion story was not true because he had recently been promoted? I swear I read that somewhere . Still none of this makes sense he was living in Atlanta where it didn’t matter if he was gay

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Forgot about that you right ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    YEP I saw the same thing I commented up top but couldn’t remember where I read it at!!! Humph

  • kekeb

    Wasn't he in the Navy?! Unlikely that he couldn't swim. Unlikely that he died from suicide. Unlikely that he drowned. All of this is suspicious and unbelievable in MY OPINION.

  • kekeb

    If he was in the NAVY, it's a REQUIREMENT that you not only know how to swim, but be well versed in water

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Sooooo no note? No talking down or depressed in the days weeks or months leading up to this? No sad text msgs or anything so he just walked outside jumped in the river leaving his friends and family in turmoil and searching for answers? But yet he had no problem disclosing to a friend and a family member that he liked a man? When ppl struggle with their sexuality they don’t go telling ppl they normally keep it to themselves and sneak around. Am I wrong? It just don’t seem like if he was struggling he would just talk all will you nilly to his friend about this man playing with his feelings ijs ?????

  • kekeb

    Exactly. I don't understand why people so easily accept the BS that's force fed by the media. Smh. I miss Dick Gregory!!! He would have investigated the hell out of this!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Oh hell ain’t noway!!!!! Something in the milk ain’t clean!

  • kekeb

    I heard OD'ing pills is painful b/c it causes organ failure. You're not designed to kill yourself, so my guess is that it's ALL painful.
    Suicide is sad and awful. However, I do NOT believe Timothy Cunningham killed himself.

  • Carrington

    Please google Rainbow Beach in Panama. A 30 foot jump ain’t $HIT! 30 feet? Are you kidding?

  • kekeb

    Kemi, I'm not buying it. Seems like a distraction method. Notice, no one is really mentioning his opposition to the FLU VACCINES!! SMH. People are so easily distracted.
    This man was a 35 years old HARVARD graduate who worked at the CDC. . . I find it odd that an accomplished middle aged man LIVING IN A CITY WHERE GAYS/LESBIANS ARE WIDELY ACCEPTED would commit suicide over his struggle with his sexuality (weeks after being vocal about the flu vaccine. . . ) FOH!!!! NOT BUYING IT

  • kekeb

    Exactly!!! Anything to keep attention off of his opinions regarding the flu vaccines. Now, he's dead. SMH. People accept whatever they see/hear from the media.

  • Jussjess25

    Facts!!!

  • Jussjess25

    I dam well yall dont believe this black man walked to a lake and drowned himself.. after having a normal text conversation with his parents smdh

  • Soon2BWife

    When do “they” ever look this deep into a black man’s death? Oh yeah, when “they” kill him and need a cover up.

  • Soon2BWife

    No, it’s not. I thought the samething too. Mister did 12 years in the Navy and can’t swim a lick. ?????

  • Crystal W.

    I agree, the moment I first heard this story I KNEW something wasn't right ??

  • Allihave2say

    You are correct in that he had recently been promoted a few months ago. In such promotion he knew he'd have to work for the next level. This man had all sorts of pedigrees. I believe that he disagreed with somethings he became privy to once he was promoted and maybe threatened to expose some things. The government is known for getting rid of problems.

    Remember all the ringleaders in the movement for Flint Water who came up dead? Yeah, the gobment did it. Ain't nobody else talking about Flint.

  • Kemi

    Absolutely with your comment! I can’t agree with the theory, that his passing is due his own volition. He was a well accomplished black man with sound credentials. He had a promising life/future. He lived in a community where ppl were not limited or stigmatized to proclaim their sexuality. There were some reports released during his disappearance that showed, that this case is more than meets the eye.

  • Allihave2say

    His body was saying, "not today damn it!" I bet now he's glad he lived and whatever pain he was trying to escape has passed far enough that he can move on. It usually works out that way.

  • Allihave2say

    There are 6 billion people in this world...

  • Allihave2say

    I wholly agree with you. I followed the comment to state men shoot themselves, hang, or poison themselves. Drowning is about 6 notches down on the list. Men like to end their suffering immediately, not prolong it. Most people who attempt suicide by drowning, I imagine, struggle because the nature is to fight to live, the body will return up a few times in an effort to survive. They must attempt suicide repeatedly before death occurs. Highly improbable but not impossible.

  • Solstice

    THIS!! ?? It can be unbearable sometimes when you have Life impacting/changing health issues and/or are struggling with something and there’s no one to call or talk to.…

  • Cannelle

    I think there is more to this story. I am not sure about conspiracy theories, but I do have an inkling of the professional strain he might have been under.

    It really is hard being a black scientist/researcher. I used to wonder why there weren't as many black (American) people in my field, but then I took the track myself and began to understand why. Put that together with other personal issues (i.e. Life)...then sometimes it can become too much to bear.

    Such as sad story. What a loss.

  • Cannelle

    I think that's is why some people weigh themselves down.

  • Cannelle

    I agree, something is strange about this story. There were probably other things going on that we don't know about.

  • Kemi

    Yes exactly. There’s is way more to this story, that will ever know. May his soul RIP..

  • Wayup!

    The story is extremely wack...??

  • Wayup!

    Did Jay-Z and Beyonce do something for Flint?

  • Rhondalousey

    Um, i know someone who jumped off of a bridge a couple years ago.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Now we're gonna blame it on the Gay AND the promotion denial. Was this his alleged first promotion denial? I don't think he made it as far as he did in life by being so sensitive to not getting a promotion.I've heard of people taking their lives and taking their pets lives with them. I do not believe this story. Mr. Moorehouse sounds shady though. Did he play with his feelings then get rid of him because he didn't want his business coming out? Or is all this BS just to distract us/ shut us up because his job killed him? He was murdered. He did not take his life. The more they talk about his beloved dog the more they convince me he didn't take his life. I'm sure he could have taken his life in much easier ways than drowning in the river. It's just BS.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I called a Navy recruiter and told them I couldn't swim. They told me they would teach me.Mentioned how the Dungaree pants tie up at the bottom and make a flotation device. The way he said"We'll teach you" made me call the Air Force recruiter lol. So yeah, he did not drown.

  • SpillyNillie

    They both probably acted on their urges but the classmate didn't want things to get serious because he's living a down low life style. He has a straight image to uphold in those peachy streets...stroking Cunningham at night, probably selling him a dream and whispering sweet nothings in his ear, but parading women around during the day. Leaving Cunningham confused and emotionally distraught.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn it seems like all in all, this man had some life choices that he could not make. sad that he drowned himself, wish he could have gotten the help he needed. RIP

  • king shun

    he was gay they have history of mental illness he was mad nobody want to go in him so he killed his self happens all the time

  • king shun

    thats not true gays get stomped and robbed all the time if they go to the wrong areas

  • king shun

    yes i am thinking the same thing he had aids most them do

  • January Jones

    I call Bull$hit

  • FOR COMMENT

    coverup. he was murdered for what he knew about the CDC--why would he tell his neighbors to delete his phone number.

  • FOR COMMENT

    a dead man cant defend his name

  • P0shzZ0la

    EXACTLY....! It seems that the guy he was after was not interested in him and was probably straight. In his delusional mind Cunningham thought the man was "specifically" playing with his feelings when the man was not interested in him; therefore, ignoring him. Cunningham took this as playing with his "feelings."

  • king shun

    and think this stuff goes on at jobs and wevery where it like those men who kill women because they dont date them...be glad this fool didnt go on a killing spree

  • kekeb

    Atlanta is far more accepting of gay culture than many other places. That is not even up for debate. You can always find exceptions the rules, but by and large, Atlanta is safe for and widely accepting of the LGBTQIA community.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He told his best friend that he was not gay. It doesn't matter how accepting or tolerant Atlanta is. You have to believe people when they say they are not gay. I met guys like him. I had a best friend who I swore was gay, but he vigorously denied it. He wanted to fight me when I told him he was gay.

  • sunni_daze

    This cover up is one that I'm not buying. They want us to believe he drowned himself. He lived in the gay mecca, what sturggle? I think what happened to him is way more sinister and possibly connected to his job at CDC.

  • king shun

    do you even live down here? nobody is safe in atl due to the crime rate and gays are targeted

  • Logan Roberts

    I don't know what to believe ?

  • kekeb

    HUH? But what does that have to do with my comment?

    to my original comment, his sexuality isn't a concern of mine one way it the other. I'm just calling BS on this being a suicide. And I call BS that Atlanta isn't accepting of the LGBTQIA community BECAUSE IT IS!!

  • Merkaba morris

    Stop lying on this man they killed him for being a whistle blowing .....they always trying to cover they tracks by assassinating someone character....Love and Light

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    NOT TODAY MEDIA!!! Lies!!! Trying to tarnish this mans name with blatant BS bc he knew something he wasn’t supposed to !! We ain dumb!!!

  • Allihave2say

    Reportedly Beyonce didn't directly donate money to Flint. She asked her fans to donate to flint when they purchased tickets to her concert, and a donation was attached as an option like shopping at Best Buy and donating to the cause while at the check out.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    You right!! And all of a sudden lifetime made a movie about flint and I’m pissed because they using those ppl down fall and health issues caused by this to make money and them fIlls still down there with no water!!! Now my first question is will lifetime or queen latifah use the proceeds to to get them ppl new pipes or water or help them relocate? Humph I think I know the answer To that. ????? Umm you dome got me hot thinking about that. But yea they getting folks up outta here that may be a threat these days they not wasting not time

  • Allihave2say

    I refuse to watch certain movies like Precious, Whitney Houston's last movie Sparkle or anything about Flint. I can't deal with the emotions and the anger. If you haven't heard that proceeds will be sent to them it ain't happening. They don't care. Queen Latifah isn't known for being philanthropic. I'm not saying she isn't but I've never heard that she is.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ok girl you win!
    It’s obvious your plenty and my plenty are not the same. Not going back and forth on it though....enjoy the rest of your day

  • Patricia

    i LOL'd LOL

  • Patricia

    all my "homosexual" cousins had messed up childhoods. i know for a fact 3 of 4 were childhood sexual abuse victims. they shared with me in confidence years ago...
    more awareness needs to be raised about the effects of childhood abuse. too many homosexuals dont like the stigma associated with childhood sexual abuse and homosexuality. denying it and ignoring it doesnt make it go away.

  • Patricia

    the guys not even saying they dated. i highly doubt he killed himself over a MCM

  • Patricia

    sounds likely

  • Patricia

    i saw his fb page and said yep, gay. i hope a lover didnt kill him though...

  • yvette46

    Who didn't know he was gay?? Go figure..

  • DETROITTOATL

    I agree with everything you said. WTF..

  • Strip Club Veteran

    This smells like a cover up. Now they are trying to defame his character.

  • https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/18/american-police-brutality-chicago-guantanamo Afra

    Doesn't add up as far as I am concerned. A cerebral person like himself would do more to finalize his departure for his loved ones. And being a doctor and researcher, there are far easier methodologies.
    I don't believe them. But if his parents and loved ones believe the investigators, so be it. RIP Dr. Cunningham.

  • CocoBabe88

    I never seen a heterosexual man coming out of Morehouse ?