Newspaper staff opens man’s self-written obit ‘about a half-hour too late’

Sacramento Bee
A man suffering from emphysema wrote and delivered his own obituary to the Mountain Democrat (“California’s Oldest Newspaper”) on Tuesday — then hanged himself the next day from a bridge. The envelope, which the paper’s staff didn’t open until Wednesday, included a picture of the 64-year-old man with a cigarette hanging from his mouth.

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