Celebrity Suicides Highlight Antidepressant Questions

Srnik told InTouch Weekly, "He was so jolly all of the time. He's probably the funniest, happiest guy I've ever met in my life. It's something I would never expect from somebody like him."

But in a 2009 interview on "Good Morning America." , Marie Osmond recalled painful challenges her family faced during ger divorce to Blosil's father, record producer Brian Blosil.

Often an Event, or Social Contagion Triggers Suicides

"I mean financially, children, my son and other things going on, you know, the divorce and custody and all that kind of stuff, then my dad passed away unexpectedly," she said.

McQueen, too, had a recent upheaval in his personal life before his suicide on Feb. 11. McQueen was reportedly devastated by the loss of his close friend Isabella Blow, who committed suicide in 2007.

McQueen also lost his mother Feb. 2 of this year.

Although 90 percent of people who committed suicide are thought to be suffering from either depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or another mental health issue, DePaulo said there is usually something that "precipitates" the suicide in that population.

"Often suicide is attributed to an external event," said DePaulo.

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