Suicides by firearm in Washington (state)

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  1. Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain


    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989.

  2. Albert Salmi

    Albert Salmi


    Albert Salmi (March 11, 1928 – April 22, 1990) was an American actor of stage, film, and television.

  3. Scott Scurlock

    Scott Scurlock


    Scott Scurlock born William Scott Scurlock, (March 5, 1955–November 28, 1996), nicknamed the Hollywood Bandit (or simply Hollywood) was a bank robber in the state of Washington during the 1990s. He was a master of disguise, using Hollywood quality make-up he successfully robbed dozens of banks in the Seattle area. He killed himself after police caught up to him following a botched robbery which led to a shootout. The number of robberies, 18 in total, and the amounts stolen, almost $2.3 million, make Scurlock one of the most prolific bank robbers in the history of the United States. His accomplices, Steven Paul Meyers and Mark John Biggins, were each sentenced to 21 years imprisonment.

  4. Ric Weiland

    Ric Weiland


    Richard W. "Ric" Weiland (April 21, 1953 – June 24, 2006) was a computer software pioneer, programmer and philanthropist. He was one of the first five employees of Microsoft Corporation.

  5. Evan Hunziker

    Evan Hunziker


    Evan Carl Hunziker (June 2, 1970 - December 18, 1996) was the first American civilian to be arrested on espionage charges by North Korea since the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War. He was taken into custody by North Korean police after swimming from China across the Yalu River drunk and naked. He spent three months in custody there before being released and returned to the United States thanks to the negotiation efforts of then-New Mexico congressman Bill Richardson. However, he committed suicide by firearm in a Tacoma, Washington hotel less than a month later.

  6. David H. Jarvis

    David H. Jarvis


    David Henry Jarvis (August 24, 1862 - June 23, 1911) was a captain in the United States Revenue Cutter Service. During the harsh winter of 1897–1898, Jarvis, then serving as a first lieutenant aboard the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, led the Overland Relief Expedition, bringing a three-man rescue team with a herd of about 400 reindeer across 1,500 miles of tundra and pack-ice to Point Barrow, Alaska, to bring needed food to 265 whalers whose ships had become stranded in the ice off the northern Alaska coast.

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