Scott Hines (d. 2015.02.21)

A city councillor, and later mayor, in Rancho Mirage, California, eldergay Scott Hines, committed suicide at the age of 45. Hines dealt with mental-health disability (either depression or bipolar disorder, according to news reports) and, according to a statement from his husband in the linked article, liver cancer.


Steven Davey (d. 2014.06.10)

Eldergay restaurant reviewer/musician/bicycle courier Steven Davey, who wrote for Toronto alternative newsweekly Now for almost two decades, “died suddenly” at age 64.

Since I have a lot of eldergays and youngergays foaming with rage when I call a suicide a suicide, let me explain a journalistic convention. “Died suddenly” means committed suicide (in all cases). “Died unexpectedly” means exactly that and has no ulterior meaning. Steven Davey “died suddenly,” hence committed suicide.