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A Georgia man who traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the MAGA protests killed himself with a gunshot blast to the chest.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found deceased in the basement of his Alpharetta, Georgia home on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Georgia's wife called 911 to report there was "blood everywhere." He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The Fulton County examiner ruled Georgia died by suicide.

Georgia was arrested on January 6, the day of the riots, for violating the District of Columbia's 6 p.m. curfew.

Georgia also faced misdemeanor charges of attempting to enter the U.S. Capitol grounds, "against the will of the United States Capitol Police."

Family members described him as being depressed and "extremely distressed," according to a police report.

Officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia's home. Georgia was a regional portfolio manager at BB&T bank.

He faced 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 for the misdemeanor charges. Georgia was the second suicide linked to the Capitol riots.

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Howard Liebengood, a US Capitol police officer and son of a former Capitol Hill staffer, took his own life on Saturday, Jan. 9. He is pictured on his wedding day.

Liebengood, 51, was assigned to protect the Senate division in the Capitol building on the day of the riots.

Liebengood, who grew up in Fairfax County, is survived by his wife and siblings.

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Busta Rhymes paid tribute to his late friend and collaborator MF DOOM as "a God MC and incredible human being".

The rap legend - whose real name was Daniel Dumile - passed away on October 31, according to a statement by his wife Jasmine on December 31.

DOOM, aka Zev Love X, Metalface and King Geedorah, worked with Busta frequently since their 1991 track "Nitty Gritty Remix" with the former's group KMD.

Busta admitted he is struggling to come to terms with the devastating loss of the beloved rapper - who was just 49.

Alongside a video of their 2016 track "In The Streets" - which also featured The Chicago Kid - Busta began his lengthy post on Instagram: "Rest easy on levels that words can't describe @MFDOOM."

He continued:

"It has taken me days to come terms with this enough to type about it and I still can't believe it or come to terms with it. I'm completely f**ked up by the loss of this God MC & incredible human being!! Over 30 years of friendship & brotherhood almighty!! I wanted to believe this was another elaborate scheme by the great Whodini MF DOOM himself but this time I have received the confirmations that it wasn't."

On DOOM's legacy, Busta added: "This has meant something to our culture that no other MC has because he figured out something that none of us before him and that was to be completely free!!!"

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DOOM suffered a devastating loss when his beloved 14-year-old son died of unknown causes. The rapper announced his son's death on Dec. 18, 2017.

"KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 The greatest son one could ask for. Safe journey and may all our ancestors greet you with open arms. One of our greatest inspirations. ‘Thank you for allowing us to be your parents. Love you, Mali."

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Doom also lost his brother Dingilizwe Dumile, aka KMD's DJ Subroc, who was killed as he crossed a busy highway in New York in 1993.

KMD was dropped from the record label the same week Subroc died.

KMD was best known for their bubblegum rap song "Peachfuzz," featuring 3rd Bass and Grand Puba on the xylophone.

 

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Rapper MF DOOM passed away on October 31 at age 49. His wife Jasmine revealed the iconic British born rapper's death on Instagram on Dec. 31.

Jasmine wrote:

"The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for. Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off. Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be."

No cause of death was disclosed, but the internet says he committed suicide because he never got over the death of his beloved 14-year-old son King Malachi Ezekiel Dumile.

DOOM, who was born Daniel Dumile, announced his son's death on December 18, 2017, writing:

"KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 The greatest son one could ask for. Safe journey and may all our ancestors greet you with open arms. One of our greatest inspirations. ‘Thank you for allowing us to be your parents. Love you, Mali."

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Tributes poured in for MF DOOM on social media from fellow rappers including DJ Premier, Tyler the Creator, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Jay Electronica.

"RIP to another Giant your favorite MC’s MV .. MF DOOM!! crushing news...," Q-Tip tweeted. While Tyler the Creator wrote: "Safe travels villain."

And music streaming website Spotify tweeted: "All caps when you spell the man name. R.I.P. MF DOOM."

DOOM began his career in 1988 as Zev Love X in the rap trio KMD. DOOM's brother Dingilizwe Dumile, aka KMD's Subroc, was killed in 1993.

Rapper Danny Brown shared a video clip of DOOM from his KMD days, speaking about politics and the importance of voter registration.


 

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Rapper DaBaby paid tribute to his older brother Glen Johnson after he committed suicide on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The father-of-four reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Charlotte, North Carolina, hours after he posted a video of himself armed with a gun and crying about the way his life had turned out.

Sources say Johnson claimed he had been wronged in the past. Afterwards, he shot himself in the head. He was found in his car in a parking lot on Berkeley Place Drive off Mallard Creek Church Road, WSOCTV reports. Johnson leaves behind three daughters and a son.

Following the tragic news, the "Rockstar" rapper, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, changed his Instagram bio to, "LONG LIVE MY BROTHER," along with a black heart and a white dove emoji.

DaBaby previously mentioned his brother's mental health struggles on his 2019 lead single "Intro" from his second studio album Kirk, according to Rap-Up magazine.

"My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle like we ain't family / Like I won't give up all I got to see you happy," he raps.

DaBaby also shared photos of himself in Charlotte offering to take voters to the polls as part of his commitment to the #NOCAP2020 project.

The rap star accompanied the pictures with just a black heart emoji in the caption.
 

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Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield says suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among young people in America.

Redfield said lockdowns and lack of public schooling negatively impacts mental health among young people.

"We're seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID," Redfield testified in a Buck Institute Webinar. "We're seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID."

About 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes, according to CDC data.

Federal data recorded 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 71,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018.

The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed specifically black populations. In Cook County, Illinois, the number of suicide deaths among Black people is already higher than for all of 2019.

According to the American Medical Association, there has been a 40% increase in suicides and drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020. The number of calls to suicide hotlines have increased 48 percent.

Between March 15 and April 29, as many people committed suicide in Queens, New York than did between January 1 and April 29 the year prior.

Hopelessness and despair amid job uncertainty and the ongoing lockdowns have impacted mental health among children, teenagers and young adults in this country.

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The CDC has pushed for children to return to schools and adults to return to work as the deaths from COVID-19 have reached a new low.

Just 300+ people died from COVID in the U.S. last week, according to the CDC.

Redfield said he's "absolutely comfortable" with his grandchildren returning to school in the fall.

40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, compared to 2.6 million jobs lost in all of 2008 when the SARS/H1N1 virus arrived in the U.S.

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A Black man's hanging death in Southern California has officially been ruled a suicide based on an autopsy and a purchase from a local Dollar Tree store.

Robert Fuller, 24, was found hanging from a tree in front of Palmdale City Hall in Poncitlán Square on June 10.

Authorities launched a monthlong investigation after Fuller's family rejected the official cause of death.

"The explanation of suicide does not seem plausible," his family said in a statement. "There are many ways to die, but considering the current racial tension, a Black man hanging himself from a tree definitely doesn't sit well with us right now. We want justice, not comfortable excuses."

Authorities focused their investigation on the red rope and fabric found in the tree. Police said there was a May 14 purchase on Fuller's EBT card that was consistent with the red rope used in the hanging.

Sheriff's Commander Chris Marks said Fuller had a history of depression and was hospitalized three times since 2017, according to the NY Times.

Fuller told doctors he had suicidal ideations and had previously put a gun to his head. His last hospital admission was in November. He told doctors at a hospital in Nevada that he "did have a plan to kill himself," Marks said.

Jason R. Hicks, a lawyer representing Fuller's family, said he planned to respond to the sheriff's department's finding. The family does not have any comments at this time.
 

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Jas Waters, a writer for "This Is Us" and ”Kidding", has died in Los Angeles at age 39.

Her death was announced in a statement on the "This Is Us" writers Twitter account on Wednesday.

"The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing," the statement read.

"In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly."

While no cause of death was given, friends say she took her own life after suffering from depression and anxiety for years. She struggled with fear of the unknown and isolation while on quarantine.

Waters was a writer on Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent with James Davis," VH1's "The Breaks," and "Kidding" on Showtime. She was an alum on VH1's reality series "The Gossip Game."

Additionally, she had a story credit on the Taraji P. Henson feature "What Men Want."

Friends and followers were stunned by the news of her passing. They shared tributes to Waters on Twitter.

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A top emergency room doctor who worked on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Manhattan took her own life after contracting the virus.

Dr. Lorna Breen was the head of the emergency department at a Manhattan hospital when she contracted Covid-19 after spending hectic days working in the ER.

Breen, 49, died Sunday at her family home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she'd been staying while recuperating from the disease.

Breen's father, Philip Breen, said his daughter fell ill with the virus while on the job, but she attempted to return to work after only a week and a half of recuperating.

The hospital ordered her to return home, and her family brought her back to Virginia, where she shot herself in the head with a gun belonging to her retired NYPD dad.

"She was truly in the trenches on the front line," Philip Breen told the Times.

"Make sure she's praised as a hero," he added. "She's a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died."

Philip said his daughter did not have a history of psychological problems.

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Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly apparently took her own life while quarantining at her home in Texas. She was 33.

Ashley was found dead at her home in Bee Cave, Texas, about 15 miles outside of Austin, Texas, her family tells PEOPLE. She left several suicide notes, although further details are still unknown.

Her siblings say they can't bring themselves to read her suicide notes. They said she struggled with alcohol and substance abuse.

The model was found unresponsive on Thursday after a friend called police to conduct a welfare check because they had not heard from her.

The family is caring for her golden retriever puppy that she recently adopted to "overcome these demons," her family said.

"Our hope is that Ashley's story can continue to shed a light on suicide awareness and prevention. We love you Ashley," a statement read.

Calls to suicide hotlines have soared in many states due to coronavirus anxiety and depression aggravated by loneliness and social isolation.

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Tyler Perry's family members are mourning the death of his nephew, who hanged himself in his prison cell on Tuesday night.

The family is demanding answers after the actor and director's nephew, Gavin Porter, committed suicide at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana.

Prison officials insist the 26-year-old inmate hanged himself in his cell, according to TMZ, but Perry's sister, who is the dead man's mom, isn't convinced he took his own life.

Sources tell TMZ Porter was placed in solitary confinement after fighting with another inmate over the weekend.

Gavin was arrested for shooting and killing his biological father in 2016. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years.

Perry has yet to comment on the family tragedy.

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