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    Default Elton John's Bassist Dies Of Apparent Suicide

    Elton John's longtime bassist Bob Birch has died after an apparent suicide, according to TMZ. He was 56 years old.



    Born Robert Wayne Birch, the musician reportedly shot himself in the head early Wednesday morning near his home, though no suicide note was found. There is also no indicator, at this time, that drug use was involved in his death.

    Birch has been playing with John since 1992 and had a hand in the production of "Candle in the Wind." Birch has also played with music greats like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Phil Collins, Sting and LeAnn Rimes.

    The Detroit-born bassist is survived by his wife, Michele, and son, Jonathan.

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    That's so sad, anytime someone kills themself, I just feel so sorry for them that they felt no one would miss them.
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    I'm assuming depression or some kind of pain was the root cause of him taking his life, but damn, is suicide so selfish. Leaving your loved ones to pick up the pieces and to try and understand why. He didn't just kill himself, he killed his wife and kid emotionally, too.

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    Suicide is bad for the family. I have encountered several suicides in my life one guy from intentional overdose of demerol the other from hanging.He was not his original bassist. Anyone know who that was? RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Suicide is bad for the family. I have encountered several suicides in my life one guy from intentional overdose of demerol the other from hanging.He was not his original bassist. Anyone know who that was? RIP
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    Suicide is so cruel to those left behind...A very close family friend of mine gassed himself to death in his car, leaving behind a wife and young family...And, for what? He was a self-employed architect and the business wasn't going so well - that was the sole reason he gave in the note that was discovered. I just think that there had to be something else going askew in his mind for him to think for even a second that money was more important to his family than him.
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