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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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What's new? Woman like Shawn King are a dime a dozen in the "celebrity" world. They are obsessed with fame and money. When the mansion and jewels becomes mundane, and they realize that in the scheme of world things they are nothings, then what's left but drugs and suicide. She's in even a more desperate situation, considering that she must look at the human skeleton,Larry King, everyday. That alone could prompt suicide, not to mention the absolute horror of sharing a bed with this zombie.

1564 days ago


Maybe I should've been a bigshot celebrity like ol' Larry Queen but OMG... that would mean I'd have to give up my common sense, my ability to think on my own...OMG I'd have to sell my soul and bow down to suck balls too?!? Sounds like a fuqing nightmare to me!

1564 days ago


poor kids!!!!! and the nay sayers think kate gosselin is a bad mother!!

1564 days ago


I admit because of the way he is and personality she can do better..but the age is just a number..WHAT makes one SO SURE a younger man..just becaus ehe is worth anythiong better to her? except maybe for sex...younger guys cause just as much problem heartache hearbreak and screw around on thier mates even more I am its NOT about the age..but I agree he is NOT the one for her because of this actions with her..if the love is realand genuine and the hearts are locked no matter what..WHAT does AGE have to do with anything?..except maybe sex and looks if thats the ONLY thing that matters...and that can be had by anyone..good or bad choices..:)

1564 days ago


TMZ apparently needs grammar the soccer article the line read "people across the globe loves them" I enjoy reading some of these articles but please be sure the grammar is correct.

1564 days ago


I understand celebrity gossip, it goes with the territory. However, this news source is a disgrace. I don't need to know anyones medical history, never mind what medications they take. There are laws to protect your medical file, so who is the source? To list someones personal medications is slanderous and the lowest of the low. If it's true about this affair, then Mr. King needs to grow up. It's obvious this news source has no respect for Mrs. King, and are trying to make a profit, on the difficult time she must be going through all in the name of dollar signs. Why don't they open up their sleeve and let their heart fall out and think about her children. I know I won't watch TMZ ever again.....

1564 days ago


Cheer that suicidal, depressed bimbo up real good with my hot beef injection up her fanny and then drop her off at the nearest dog kennel.

1564 days ago


FYI...klonopin and clonazepam are the same thing.

1564 days ago


Larry is smart as hell but the broad is dumb as monkey crap!

1564 days ago


Was she drugged to get pregnant twice? She is a gold digger & obviously, desperate to have married him!!

1564 days ago


Anybody who feels sorry for this woman is an IDIOT!

She looked at the calender and realized she was only days away from her prenup agreement to have sex with him! She payed her sister $1,000,000.00 to do it for her, but the old fart wanted her too.

I love Julie Boeheims story about how she spotted Jim across a room and just had to talk to him(in his plaid blaser, too short pants, and probably picking his nose) What really happened was she looked across the room, whispered to her girlfriend "who's the geekazoid?" and her girlfriend said "yeah, but his wallets hung!" Next thing you know ol Jims got himself a very, very pretty southern belle. One who has managed to dress him better, bt he still can't help coppin a bugger a few dozen times during every Nationally Televised game.

1564 days ago


Shawn, I hope things work out for you, you are so much better off without this piece of trash.....Larry King is nothing but garbage, and doesn't even have a clue what the meaning of love is.....I feel sorry for the next, and the next and on and on....

1564 days ago


I hope this young woman gets some help for her depression. If she would just admit that Larry King is a big joke that should help her deal a little more with having known him.

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1564 days ago

bob gomez    

What a world we live in Mrs king is depressed because her husband banged her sister Boo Hoo. There are millions of americans whos retirement has gone to ****,lost jobs, lost houses.etc.... these are not s*** bag section of population these are college educated people and families. You have stumbled or shall I say married your way into more money then you could ever spend in 5 life times and your depressed. Im depressed that you cant even kill yourself properly what a screw up

1564 days ago


That bitch can trigger my **** with her tongue.

1564 days ago
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