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U.S. Olympic skier Jeret Peterson takes his own life


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(CNN) -- Freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in Utah said.

The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake responded to a 911 call from Peterson, 29, on Monday night, said Lt. Justin Hoyal.

Peterson told police he was going to take his life and said he was in Lambs Canyon, off Interstate 80 between Salt Lake City and Park City, Hoyal told CNN. Officers found him deceased there at about 9:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. ET), he said.

Full article: CNN: U.S. Olympic skier Jeret Peterson takes his own life

Tragic. :(

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I don't like to hear these stories, and I always wonder how burdened the person must be to go to such extreme measures, especially someone who achieved so much. :( rip

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I don't like to hear these stories, and I always wonder how burdened the person must be to go to such extreme measures, especially someone who achieved so much. :( rip

Yup. Makes you wonder.

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Mental illness has no respect for personal achievement.

Just like baron has no decency.

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