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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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61.

ANGELO    

YOU RUN AFTER MONEY , U END UP WITH THE OWNER OF IT ALSO , AND SOMETIMES IT BITES YOU ON THAT SHALLOW GOLDIGGING ASS OF YOURS

1532 days ago
62.

thomas houser    

please get Larry King off the air. he is washed up!! an old man who should be enjoying his multiple families. maybe he can let some one with talent take over his show. he is done!!! Larry--go away!!!!!!

1532 days ago
63.

arjay    

stacey sandler, whore shill for acai, is no better than the dead piece of manure, billy mays.

1532 days ago
64.

Tom    

Rhey said on the news, it was because she couldnt take it anymore. Larry was a sex machine she said. All he wanted day and nite. LMFAO, ya right.

1532 days ago
65.

upurs    

well they are rich,everything will turn out fine,but i am very poor an i could use all the extra money you can spare...we poor/common americans need all the help we can get these days send your extra cash to;cheaperbird5@aol.com..thank you and god bless.

1532 days ago
66.

PANTYsniffer    

the article said her father called 911, ha, thats not her dad, thats larry king, he's old but its not her dad,

1532 days ago
67.

Julie    

Good grief! That old dinasaur is absolutely disgusting. He has the morals of a snake. I'm sure she only married him for his money and that is futile.

1532 days ago
68.

JNine    

I can never understand how one can fail at suicide... failing at suicide just takes one to a lower level of being a total and complete loser.

1532 days ago
69.

NICKX    

LARRY COULD GIVE A G.D. HE KNOWS HE'S GOT ON IN THE GRAVE AND HE'S



PARTYING LIKE IT'S ''1999'' !!! IF HE HAD ANY REMORSE HE WOULD HAVE



MADE AMENDS AND BEEN HONEST WITH THESE LADIES AND THIER FAMILIES.



LIKE SO MANY PERSONALITIES HE'S SCREWED UP, ''LIKE MOST YOU SEE



IN ''TMZ''.



BUT, HEY ''THAT'S LARRY'S ''M.O.'' AND HE CONTIUES TO DO SO !!!



NOW ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE ARE ''GIRLS



AND WOMEN'' WHO WOULD JUST ABOUT ''HIT IT'' WITH ANYONE WHO'S JUST



A LITTLE FAMOUS LET ALONE MR. LARRY ''THE OCTO'' KING !!!



SHAWN GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON CAUSE NOTHING EVEN A SUCCESSFUL



SUICIDE IS GOING TO CHANGE ''OL LAR'' !!! THE FACT IS HE'S



JUST A ''DIRTY OL RICH MAN'' LOOKING FOR HIS NEXT FIX FOR



''YOUNGER PUSS'' AFTER DROPPING HIS VIAGRA AND SHORTS !!!



N.G.X.



1532 days ago
70.

Emilia    

Larry is the answer! Who wouldn't try to get away--no matter by what means!--from a man (?) like that?!

1532 days ago
71.

Emilia    

Larry is the reason! Who wouldn't try anyhing to get away from that man!!!!

1532 days ago
72.

Nate    

Lary King, aka "the cript keeper" is a piece of work. Sorry, rich old toad. Time to pull his show.

1532 days ago
73.

connie    

Klonopin and Clonazepam are the same anti anxiety medication in that Clonapepam is the generic version

1532 days ago
74.

Alvis    

If I were Shawn I would have to take drugs too before I would crawl in bed with that old man.

1532 days ago
75.

Bobbi    

I couldn't be MORE ashamed or disgusted by ANY so-called "celebrity" in existence right now then I am of Larry King. Granted, in the grand scheme of the past century to date, cheating on one's spouse has become en vogue, but the other TONS of famous people doing it are not sitting in the Captain's chair on CNN (for decades), prying and nosing into the lives of the guilty, their hurt families, friends, fans (who many surely only agreed to discuss their pain because it would be with YOU, LARRY KING, one of the most decent and trust-worthy human's alive) while you've helped feed the fires of the gossip and rumor mill full speed ahead, always with that subtle smirk and guarantee that you WILL be cut off mid-sentence sooner or later, as only the all mighty, Captain/Judge Larry King, will inevitably do, but we even accepted THAT kind of rudeness, WHY? Because it came from Larry, so it's ok if he err's and hurts our feelings, he's just old, right?



But now our noses must be rubbed in the fact that Larry King is just as, even MORE SO, guilty than those he and HIS high handed show have cast toxic clouds over night after night, most of us looking on at the guilty or the victims left in the wake, with the vantage point of Larry King and his viewers at more at a "down the nose" angle rather than the even slightly less judgmental direct gaze toward "those horrible people" (Gosselin, Woods, Clinton, James, Trump, Baldwin, Pitt, Bryant, Prince Charles, none of these names even leave a dent in the tip of the iceberg of the true number of adulterer's anyway) and the victims they've destroyed, as well as ruining their own reputations, and, at this point, to realize I have sat along side Larry King gazing on, JUST as judgementally, when the biggest hypocrite of them all was the one I thought I could extend the MOST respect and integrity in as someone with values akin to my own, Larry being one of those apparently first class human beings who don't believe committing adultery is ok, EVER. Good luck with your life Larry King. I choke as I write--You are a swine and dead to me, not that you care, but at least I can now direct my trust and respect toward people more deserving of it. By the way...HOW DARE YOU? And Larry, from the bottom of my heart, the ONE thing you DO deserve...is Shannon Engemann. And dear God, please see to it that Shawn and Larry's 5 children be awarded every dime he's ever earned. I'm sure Karma will take care of Larry on all other fronts.

1532 days ago
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