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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
    Risk Factors: Depression



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