Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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  • Larry Troutman
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Phyllis Hyman

Silky-voiced soul diva Phyllis Hyman took her life on June 30, 1995, by overdosing on sleeping pills. Her suicide note read, "I'm tired. I'm tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you."

(Photo: Arista Records)

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