True Romance: Suicidal old folks don mutual plastic bags, now together forever

25Jan08

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An old English couple facilitated a mutual suicide by downing whiskey, rubber-banding plastic bands around each others’ heads, lying down on their bed with music playing, and dying together for fear of ever being apart, the Daily Mail reported.

The pair, Hilda Bedell, 76, and husband James, was together more than 60 years. The newspaper suggested inspiration came from Derek Humphry’s book, Final Exit.

James, a retired veteran and milkman, was on meds for anxiety and a tremor. Hilda was hopped up on morphine for arthritis and osteoporosis. Family members told the Daily Mail James and Hilda were open about their desire to “end it together.”



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