Artists Teresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake double suicide

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  1. bnhall

    bnhall Former Member

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    "It's been just eight days since rising art star Jeremy Blake was seen wandering into the ocean off New York's Rockaway Beach -- presumably to his death -- a week after he discovered that his blogger-filmmaker girlfriend, Theresa Duncan, had taken her life in their East Village apartment.

    But the apparent double suicide of this glamorous, intellectual couple has confounded and disturbed the art world in New York, London and Los Angeles, where they lived together for several years. Many were shocked by the turn of events while others noted that the couple had acted strangely in their final months together.

    According to several friends and art world peers, the two believed they were being stalked and harassed by Scientologists, an abiding fear that soured old friendships and made some of their respective working relationships difficult."

    Whole article
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/cl-et-blake25jul25,0,1773265.story

    Teresa Duncan's blog entry about scientologists stalking them
    http://theresalduncan.typepad.com/witostaircase/2007/05/the_trouble_wit.html

    A link to some of Jeremy Blake's artwork
    http://www.ktfgallery.com/artists/jeremy_blake/?show=home

    Also, a fisherman found a body yesterday that they believe is his. They are asking anyone who knows of a dentist he might have used to come forward so that they can make a positive ID.
     
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  3. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    How did the woman kill herself. It didn't say in the article.
     
  4. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    I don't remember how she killed herself either, but its a very sad story--I remember reading this a few days ago in the LA times--Its very tragic when one spouse can't live without the other and decides to end it--In Seattle,they've had three instances already in one cemetery alone where men had shot themselves over their wives graves--very sad
     
  5. heavenlydaze

    heavenlydaze Music keeps me sane!!!

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    Apparently she took an overdose & washed it down with alcohol.

    "The New York Daily New reports that when her boyfriend found her dead in their East Village apartment on July 10 he found a note. In a report headlined—again ambiguously—“Artist lost in surf likely killed self”, the News tells us Jeremy Blake, Theresa’s boyfriend “had suffered a devastating blow just eight days earlier, when he found his girlfriend of 12 years, filmmaker Theresa Duncan, 40, dead in the bedroom of their East Village apartment”
    Here’s the key fact The Times didn’t have: “A bottle of pills and alcohol were found near Duncan’s body inside the E. 11th St. apartment. She left a suicide note saying that she was at peace with her decision and loved Blake and her family deeply, sources said.”
    “Sources said”: one assumes these are cops or detectives. But the News adds something more: “The city medical examiner is waiting for tissue and toxicology test results to determine the cause of Duncan’s death.”
    Assuming by “determine the cause” they mean what kind of pills she used tokill herself, not whether she killed herself, that still doesn’t explain the real cause".

    More at link:

    http://ronrosenbaum.pajamasmedia.com/2007/07/21/the_death_of_theresa_duncan_ne.php
     

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