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Larry King Wife's: What Triggered Suicide Attempt

6/10/2010 10:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0610_shawn_king_EX_TMZ_02Sources tell TMZ Shawn King's depression may have led to a recent suicide attempt started, continued and never stopped over Larry King's alleged affair with Shawn's sister.

Shawn overdosed on prescription meds last month and left two handwritten notes, including one in which she wrote that she wanted to be buried in Provo, Utah.

EMTs --  who responded to Shawn's home after her dad called 911 on May 28th and said he was unable to wake Shawn -- say they found 8 scripts -- Ambien (sleep aid), Klonopin (anti-anxiety), Compro (for schizophrenia), Prometrium (regulates ovulation), Clonazepam (anti-anxiety), Cymbalta (anti-depressant), Lyrica (anti-seizure) and Subutex.

Subutex is commonly used to treat narcotic addiction.  Shawn went to rehab in 2008.

Authorities say many of the bottles were empty.

As for what may have triggered a suicide attempt ... we're told Shawn has been "extremely depressed" for more than 5 years ... and the trigger was Larry King's alleged long-term involvement with her sister, Shannon Engemann.

Although Shawn's father reportedly says the incident was an accident -- we're told Shawn has struggled for years, believing her husband remained involved with Shannon.  One source says, "She fought like crazy to remain sane, just to take care of her kids."

Shawn and Larry both filed for divorce in April -- we're told the trigger was the alleged affair with Shannon.

Shannon has denied an affair.  Larry has not spoken publicly about it.


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78 COMMENTS

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1.

jimbeaux    

I AM SURPRISED IT TOOK HER THIS LONG TO ATTEMPT THIS HE IS SUCH A BORE I WOULD HAVE DONE IT A LONG TIME AGO

1491 days ago
2.

Star Struck    

Wow, If they call that style I must be in the dark ages. The ladies on the red carpet look like "very sad with get ups to try and cheer them up, not a chance." That is not class in any way, just terrible taste. Said enough.

1491 days ago
3.

MARIAH    

To the worthless POS that supplied the photo...
I hope you enjoy your KARMA.

1491 days ago
4.

Blelum    

Although Shawn's father reportedly says the incident was an accident



heh. that's what they ALL say. @@

1491 days ago
5.

Pamela    

Shawn is young & beautiful and should divorce the old man and get rid of him. What her sister saw in him I don't know - money - it certainly isn't look and no way personality. To try to kill yourself over him means you have to be ill and should seek a doctor's help. Shawn go out and get yourself a younger man and take everything you can get from Larry and make a new start.

1491 days ago
6.

Tuula    

Ohmegod blah blah blah, wasting my time reading this crapola.

1491 days ago
7.

Larrysuxs    

She woke up and realized her marriage to Larry King was real. Dam she has a set of nostrils on her. LMAO.

1491 days ago
8.

Gary    

Can you imagine the agony of having to look at Larry King every week, let alone every day. I would love to shake hands with him once and doing so tear his arm off and beat him to death with it.

1491 days ago
9.

Dvdlbt    

I don't get it? Why do good looking women go for Goofs?

1491 days ago
10.

glynspsa    

You marry a pig like Larry King, which you are obviously doing for his $, you get wht you deserve. i don't wish death on her, but the man has always been a pig, he's ancient and a tool so she doesn't get much sympathy from me.

1491 days ago
11.

SUSAN    

She has no one to blame but herself--she married him. BTW RushLimbaugh just "married" for the 4th time--apparently a man's just gotta be stupid and on TV to make all those beautiful women love him.

1491 days ago
12.

kurt    

i would kill my self too if i had to sleep with that ugly old troll

1491 days ago
13.

chase    

Larry King is a dirty old man and thats just the plain truth and her sister must be desperate.
He should not only be ashamed of him self but he should retire already. As far as her suicide attempt if it was over marrying him
then she knew how (old) he is when she married him so she gets no pitty from me.

1491 days ago
14.

Meridith    

The number of medicines precribed here is so ridiculous as to be almost funny - but it's not.



I'm writing / compiling a booklet describing the FDA-reported adverse events for the most popular prescription drugs - written in plain English. I feel that if people are presented with the real side effects and adverse events of these drugs in a way that is easily understood they would be less likely to endanger their own lives and the lives of those they love by taking drugs just because they have seen them on TV or been prescribed them by their doctor.

The booklet I'm working on is a compilation and organization of the top reported adverse events reported to the FDA in connection to the top 100 most prescribed and highest grossing prescription drugs.

In order to help market this book once completed I am trying to get as many people as possible to fill out a short survey. I've put it up on my website at PrescriptionDrugProblems.com. Those peple who fill out the survey will receive a free pre-release copy of this E-book as soon as it's done.

I was wondering if you could mention this on your show / blog and do the survey yourself.

Thank you for your time.

Best,

Meridith Berk

1491 days ago
15.

dharma    

well i guess if someone slept with my sister i would be stredded inside but not enough to kill myself.. or try to.. and what doc gave her enough nuero drugs to make her miseralbe.. without the lousey sister..

1491 days ago
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