Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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Johnny "J"

Beatmaker Johnny "J," known for producing much of Tupac's classic albums All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World, committed suicide on Oct. 3, 2008, jumping to his death from an upper tier of L.A.'s Twin Towers Correctional Facility, where he was serving time for a DWI.

(Photo: Johnny Lee Jackson/Myspace)

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