Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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  • Weldon Irvine
  • Johnny "J"
  • Paul Williams
  • Larry Troutman
  • Shakir Stewart
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Simone Battle
  • KayO Redd
  • Freddy E
  • Capital Steez
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Chris Lighty
  • Don Cornelius
  • Disco D
  • Kurt Cobain

Paul Williams

Paul Williams, founding frontman of the Temptations, was found fatally shot on Aug. 17, 1973. The coroner ruled that Williams killed himself, and, reportedly, he'd expressed suicidal thoughts before, but many of his family members continue to suspect that foul play was involved.

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