Man, this sucks.
Clint Black’s publicist released the following statement this afternoon:
It is with a heavy heart that country superstar Clint Black releases information on the untimely death of his father, G.A. Black (78), on Sunday, December 2, 2012. It is believed that due to the loss of his wife, Mary Lou, in the last year and a half and his own declining health, G.A. Black chose to end his own suffering without any indication to his family or friends that he might do so. Mr. Black is survived by sons Mark, Brian, Kevin, Clint and his extended family.
“Our family is devastated by this news,” Clint says of the tragedy. “We are still in the beginning stages of preparations to honor our father, and at this time, we respectfully ask for privacy until we have had the opportunity to fully process what’s transpired over the last 48 hours.”
I was just thinking about my own father and his suicide because he would have been 71 years old on Sunday. I am finally getting over my anger because the truth is no one will ever understand the hopelessness that one has to feel to take their own life…no matter how much they try. I hope Clint’s father has found peace.