I just found out last night that my uncle took his own life yesterday morning and my mom (her brother) was the one to find him. He had been battling a recovery from major accident and was not really ready to be on his own after almost three years of rehibilitation. He was on a motorcylce and was hit by a drunk driver that ran a stop sign in an F350 powerstroke. He was in a comma for almost a year. after that he lived with my grandmother and grandfather for about a year. The family, with the help and avise of the counselors agreed to let him back into his house about 6 months ago. He was honestly my best friend. He took me under his wing at a young age. I was 12-13 when i started hanging out with him. My father traveled alot for work and My uncle was mr gearhead, mr fixit. He taught me all about dirt bikes, motorcylces, lawn mowers, STIHL chainsaws, specifically 046's and 066's, gave me my first beer at 15-16... rebuilt my first engine with him. He taught me how to shoot, how to clean and assemble almost any/every firearm in existence, how to split firewood (dad bought it usually), how to properly stack firewood, how to pull a motor from an oak tree (really wasn't a hillbilly) He was a jack of all trades and a master of none. He is the reason I am the way i am. I'll call a spade a spade and won't put up with BS, or liars. total opposite of my mom and dad...same as uncle...He was the one that was around in my teen years that was a major influence and kept me out of trouble and taught me a TON of valuable skills and life lessons. I've never had to deal with this kind of family trauma before. i've lost both my grand parents on my fathers side from natural causes. just never seen anything like this first hand. I feel so guilty that I didn't go see him more. I know he thought a ton of me,more as a son, as his two daughters turned out to be worthless pieces of crap. that's another long story, but those kids never once went and saw him in the hospital, or even went to the house after he was there by himself. He changed his will about 6 months ago and put everything in the two daughters names. Those crackheads are going to sell everything to get another fix. Uncle (X) no names, gave up everything for those kids, and in three years, couldn't come and see him? WTF is wrong with people these days? I guarentee you those worthless creeps willbe coming out of the woodwork... death in a family always creates termoil in whose getting what. I just can't imagine what my mom is going through, walking in on that. She seems fine, actually I've never seen her so level headed before. Sorry to rant, just kinda had to get all that off my chest. not looking for sympathy or anything like that, sometimes just venting helps.