KC MO - Suicide of popular meteorologist stuns colleagues, viewers

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by wfgodot, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Fox 4 struggles with death of meteorologist Don Harman (kansascity.com)
    much more, with a picture, at Kansas City Star link above; more also to be found on the Fox4 news site
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Jacie Estes

    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

    Messages:
    6,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    We loved this guy. His reporting of tornado activity was great. Sorry to hear of his passing.
     
  4. oh_gal

    oh_gal New Member

    Messages:
    5,939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Poor guy. RIP, Mr. Harman.
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
  6. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So sad. No warning signs are mentioned. We had a football player and manager hang himself on sunday, Gary Speed. On the surface he had everything to live for
    RIP Mr Harman
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Daily Mail: News crew sobs on air after suicide of popular weatherman
    According to the reader comments section at one KC news site, this may have led to a terse, on-air confrontation.

    more, with plenty of pictures, video, at link above
     
  8. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    47,441
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    My daughters high school had two suicides and an OD in the last month. The student body is devastated. :rose: The kids were shocked about the initial suicide. He was a very popular and sweet and successful young man.
     
  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Probably K.C.'s best local news-blogger site: the excellent Tony's Kansas City, with The Don Harman Tribute.

    Interesting. The Harman commentary starts about a third of the way down the page; many links here, including to TKC's first story about the death, as well as multiple Fox4/news media/local bloggers' pages on this sad subject.
     
  10. davehead21

    davehead21 New Member

    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I always got the impression that he was a sad clown on the inside. He tried to be very funny (I didn't think he was funny in the least but I know a lot of people did) but, to me, it was obvious it was just a cover for someone who was troubled inside.

    I feel very sorry for his family, friends, and the KC community. He was pretty well-liked and respected in the community. His family and friends will wonder what they could have done differently for the rest of their lives. Very sad.
     
  11. Constance

    Constance New Member

    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's heartbreaking that he felt this was his only way out of whatever was troubling him. Tonight I'm adding all "tempted to" suicides to my prayer list, along with Mr. Harman's family and loved ones.
     
  12. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

    Messages:
    3,891
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Wonder if he had any problems. That's really unfortunate.
     
  13. davehead21

    davehead21 New Member

    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  14. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Messages:
    2,910
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow that is interesting. All of this reminds me of a meteorologist in my area who committed suicide by nosediving his small airplane into the ground. There was a whole lot more to the story that most people would not have ever known about had he not chosen to commit suicide. Strange what people perceive as important when they feel they are in a crisis. I feel for anyone who thinks suicide is their only way out of their problems, for the problems could probably dealt with if the emotions could be overcome.
     
  15. davehead21

    davehead21 New Member

    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    BBM

    I agree!! I heard a quote once that always pops into my head when I hear of someone committing suicide-- suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I cannot imagine to be so far gone that I would think dying would be the best solution. I truly feel for people who feel suicide is the only way out.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice