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As someone fascinated by movies and Hollywood, I possess a significant amount of knowledge about celebrities.

The Golden Age of Hollywood? Yes. Modern-day performers? You name it.

I also have a morbid mind so as you can imagine, I have a lot of knowledge about celebrity deaths. I sometimes think about Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental overdose in 2008. What must it be like to die that way, and to die alone?

What about Bobby Driscoll, best known for voicing the title character in Disney's Peter Pan?

He died of heart failure, also alone, and his body was discovered in an abandoned building in the East Village of Manhattan. His body was later buried in a pauper's grave and remains on New York's Hart Island.

There are other tragic celebrity deaths that have captured the nation's–and even the world's–imagination.

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WARNING: the following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

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Suicide is a complicated topic. More often than not there is never a good time to bring it up. People have deep feelings concerning the matter. And assisted suicide has been a hot button issue for years. Other countries outside the US do it and it has been very successful. But America doesn't seem to be ready.

One thing is for sure, it is a private, intimate choice that only one person can make. So how do we sit and have a chat about it? None of us wants to die alone and suffering. So if we have a choice to avoid that, aren't we allowed to take it? Let's see what the world thinks.

Redditor u/Scarlet3665 wanted to see who was willing to discuss one of life's most controversial topics, by asking:

What do you think about assisted suicide?
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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Calling the suicide hotline is an unfortunate, but necessary step. Nobody wants to be in that place.


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Redditor u/Slow_Koala wanted to hear from those who have been touched by the sadness of losing others to suicide. Maybe anyone reading can find some solace or a reason to reach out. Life is often unbearable and lonely but there is always a chance for life to turn around. Extinguishing your life is an extreme you can never take back. You are loved. And to those left behind it can often feel like a prison sentence that never sets you free. We all need to check in on one another more. Be kind.

People who were mentioned in someone's suicide note, what's your story?

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