Larry King’s wife attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs
Posted June 12, 2010on:
Talk show host Larry King’s wife has been revealed to have attempted suicide late last month by overdosing on prescription drugs as she battled depression.
According to TMZ.com, an officer with the Provo, Utah police reported entering Shawn King’s residence on May 2, going to a bedroom where paramedics were treating her and seeing “multiple pill bottles, all of which were empty on the bed”.
The police report noted “scriptures, a purse, other various books” and a letter which appeared to be a note left by the victim.
“It is unknown whose writing this letter was in, however wording on the letter led me to believe that (King) had intentionally taken the quantity of pills,” the Telegraph quoted the officer as writing in the report, which is labelled “attempted suicide”.
The report said labels on the bottles indicated multiple drugs including Ambien, Klonopin and Clonazepam, and many of them were empty.
One witness told police that Shawn King “is always depressed, but she had not mentioned anything that she would want to hurt herself or take her own life”.