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Gary Speed’s death for a non football fan

by | 31st, January 2012

ALAS, I had no idea of Gary Speed’s existence until he ceased to be. How tragic to have reached the end of his life and not be known by me. Can there be sadder fates?

My first assumption on learning of the death of someone whose life was a matter of oblivion to me was: Ah, a satsuma moment. You know, man throttles himself for testicular release with the aid of fruit segment. Anoxia I think it’s called. It’s one of the tabloid faves and usually features a promising politician, RIP.

But no fruit segment was found by Gary’s side. Nor signs of testicular release. People said he was the happiest man that ever lived he discussed footie morning, noon and night. Why would anyone want to kill themselves in such circs? I couldn’t help thinking: What a blessed release for the poor man.

Now we know he had a tiff with wifey, prior to death, and his own mother says he was a ‘half empty bottle’ sort of person. He had discussed suicide in texts with wifey. Plainly mortality was on his mind. He even went to the bother of placing cable about his neck. At some point he jumped. But according to the inquest judge this is not enough to establish suicide. Perhaps what was missing was a note with a dot pattern of a hanging man. No dots no suicide. Simples.

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