Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Michael C. Ruppert Found Dead from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound - 1951-2014

Adam Taylor has relayed that "activist, patriot, and seeker of truth," Michael C. Ruppert has been found dead.

As reported by Carolyn Baker:
IN MEMORIAM MICHAEL C. RUPPERT, February 3, 1951--April 13, 2014

Sunday night following Mike's Lifeboat Hour radio show, he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This was not a "fake" suicide. It was very well planned by Mike who gave us few clues but elaborate instructions for how to proceed without him. His wishes were to be cremated, and as of this moment, there are no plans for a memorial service. However, I will be taking his show this coming Sunday night, April 20, and the entire show will be an In Memoriam show for Mike with opportunities for listeners to call in.

It was my privilege to have known Mike for 14 years, to have worked with him, to have been mentored by him, and to have supported him in some of his darkest hours, including the more recent ones. I am posting this announcement with the blessing of his partner Jesse Re and his landlord, Jack Martin.
Thank you Mike for all of the truth you courageously exposed and for the legacy of truth-telling you left us. Goodbye my friend. Your memory will live in hour hearts forever.

I have no more details to share than I am posting here. We should have much more information by Sunday night.
 He will be missed. Thanks for all the hard work at making the world a better place, Michael.

[And just for the record, I will never let things get me down so much, to get to the point where suicide is an option, but the stuff we as activists go through it is hard, as Jon Gold summed up so well in this comment.]