Jul 29, 2017

[Ans] Which artist died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37?


Step 1 : Introduction to the question "Which artist died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37? "



Multiple gunshot suicide occurs when a person commits suicide by inflicting multiple gunshots on themselves before becoming incapacitated. It excludes suicides where the firearms are operated by other people, such as suicide by cop.



Step 2 : Answer to the question "Which artist died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37? "



On 27 July 1890, aged 37,Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm Lefaucheux à broche revolver. There were no witnesses and he died 30 hours after the incident. The shooting may have taken place in the wheat field in which he had been painting, or a local barn.


Step 3 : Other interesting facts related to the question "Which artist died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 37? "



Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes and delusions and though he worried about his mental stability, he often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation with a razor, when in a rage, he severed part of his own left ear.


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