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Christine Chubbuck

Born: 24-Aug-1944
Birthplace: Hudson, OH
Died: 15-Jul-1974
Location of death: Sarasota, FL [1]
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Gulf of Mexico)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Newscaster, suicided on live TV

Scripted her last words in advance, read live on Sarasota's WXLT-TV: "And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first an attempted suicide." The attempt was successful.


[1] Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Mother: Peg
Brother: Timothy
Brother: Greg

    High School: Laurel School for Girls, Shaker Heights, OH
    University:
Miami University of Ohio
    University: Endicott College, Beverly, MA
    University: BA Broadcasting, Boston University (1965)
    University: New York University

    Suicide Attempt (1970)
    Drug Overdose (1970)
    Shot: Self-Inflicted WXLT-TV, Sarasota, FL (15-Jul-1974)
    Televised Death
    Died Onstage
    Risk Factors: Depression



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