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Man planned suicide, friend says

With his legs failing him and the ravages of multiple sclerosis eroding his well-buffed physique, Charles Fariala spent his last few months in solitude, not answering his friend's e-mails even as he was online, meticulously surfing the Internet.

He was searching for a way to die.

Eventually the 36-year-old found the information on one of the Internet's suicide sites. It gave him instructions on how to take his life, which he did Sunday. A close friend said he planned months ahead and wanted to die in the arms of his mother, Marielle Houle.

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September 30, 2004 in bummer, people, stuff we don't like to talk about | Permalink