The recent deaths of two high-profile people by suicide – fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, and chef Anthony Bourdain, 61 – could spark a jump in people killing themselves, research suggests. Photo: AP

‘Suicide contagion’ fears climb as following deaths of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade

Research suggests that media coverage of celebrity deaths can influence those who are vulnerable or at risk, leading to a spike in suicide rates

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The recent deaths of two high-profile people by suicide – fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, and chef Anthony Bourdain, 61 – could spark a jump in people killing themselves, research suggests. Photo: AP
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