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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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B parker     

Larry king must own the viagra company.I wouldn't want him even for his money. Shawn get a man that doesn't have to take pills to make love to you. . That is disgusting to me and it would turn me off. An old man like Larry King is nothing but a molester and just never got caught in the act.All old men or women who get involved with a person young enough to be their child is a child molester.They prey on people with low self esteem. Ladies don't ever let an old fart steal your youth. Think of yourself as better than a product that can be bought.

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77.

bob    

It is no wonder that Mrs. King tried to kill herself. She needs to get the hell away from Larry King. He's a jerk in the first order.

1510 days ago
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andie    

Clonazepam and Klonopin are the same thing. Clonazepam is the generic name for Klonopin. Please to do research! This only confuses people.

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