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Subject: Hard to believe it's 40(!) years since this memorable event. Not everyday an Academy Award-winning actor commits murder/suicide. ...

Here's an interesting list/article of other Oscar winner suicides. ...
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Date Posted: Friday, October 19, 01:09:41pm
In reply to: Actor 's message, "Archive: Gig Young, Oct. 19, 1978" on Friday, October 19, 11:56:18am


...On October 19, 1978, three weeks after his marriage to Kim Schmidt, the couple was found dead at home in their Manhattan apartment. Police theorized that Young first shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide. After an investigation, police stated Young had acted on the spur of the moment and his actions were not planned. His motive remains unclear. It was later revealed that Young had been receiving psychiatric treatment from the controversial psychologist Dr. Eugene Landy, who was later professionally decertified for his treatment of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.

Young's will, which covered a $200,000 estate, left his Academy Award to his agent, Martin Baum and Baum's wife. Young left his daughter, Jennifer, $10. Gig Young never did get his "own movie", but unfortunately he did get his "own headlines". Now instead of being known as a great actor, he is known as a sad, troubled, and confused murderer.

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