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July 2, 2013

The Hemingways and Suicide

Ernest Hemingway    (1899 - 1961)

Ernest Hemingway
(1899 – 1961)

By Steve King

On this day in 1961 Ernest Hemingway committed suicide at the age of 61. There have been 5 suicides in the Hemingway family over 4 generations — father Clarence; siblings Ursula, Leicester and Ernest; granddaughter Margaux. The generation skipped was just barely: Hemingway’s youngest son, Gregory, died as a transsexual named Gloria, of causes that put a lot of strain on the term “natural.”

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