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Florida Man Apparently Kills Self Over Obama Victory

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Posted on Nov 14, 2012

A Key West man upset with the president’s re-election scrolled “F*** Obama” across his will before taking his own life, according to multiple reports. The man has been identified as Henry Hamilton.

The Huffington Post:

The 64-year-old owner of a Tropical Tan salon in Key West, Fla., was “very upset about the election results,” his partner Michael Cossey told police Officer Anna Dykes, according to the Keynoter. Prior to his death, the owner was reportedly “very stressed about his business.” He told Cossey, “If Barack gets re-elected, I’m not going to be around.”

The man was found dead in his bedroom on Nov. 8, according to the Keynoter. Empty prescription bottles were also found, one of which was Seroquel—a drug used to treat bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia.

...Cossey said he believes his partner may have ingested pills and alcohol, but the cause of death is pending an autopsy by the medical examiner. According to the Key West Citizen, Cossey said his partner was dealing with a struggling business.

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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