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the most beautiful suicide

March 31st, 2010 by Bekah Brunstetter

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Yesterday, a guy managed to jump off the top of the empire state building by getting a RUNNING START and leaping over the barricades. I mean, it requires stamina and determination now to kill yourself in such an iconic way. Why, it used to be easier. But it was suicides like Evelyn McHale (above) that paved way for the latter, encouraged the building of spikey fences, etc. 20 year old Evelyn threw herself off the building in 1947 after breaking up with her fiance, claiming ‘She’d never be a good wife to anyone.’ And then she landed perfectly and at peace on a car. Conveniently, a photographer snapped a picture of it. RIP to both acrobatic young man, and Evelyn, and while we’re at it,  to the innocent Moscow victims. RIP.

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