Florida: Gay Republican died by suicide blaming Obama victory

November 15, 2012
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A gay man in Key West, Florida, took his own life two days after Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and cited the president’s victory in a suicide letter.

The Associated Press reports Henry Hamilton was found dead on 8 November with his home littered with empty pill bottles.

According to a suicide note was found that said: “Do not revive! Fuck Obama!”

Mr Hamilton lived with his partner Michael Cossey, who was the first to find the body after returning home from an evening out with friends last week.

Mr Cossey said his partner told him “If Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around.”

He was also said to be anxious about his tanning business.

Authorities do not believe Mr Hamilton’s death to be anything other than a suicide and will not be investigating the matter further.

Related topics: Americas, associated press, Barack Obama, Florida, gay republican, Key West, Palm Beach, Republican, suicide, US, US Election 2012

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