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U.S. Skier's Heartbreaking 911

"I'm Gonna Kill Myself"

7/28/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

** WARNING -- THE 911 TAPE IS EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL AND VERY SAD **

Jeret Peterson 911 Call
U.S. Olympic
skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson called 911 moments before he committed suicide Monday ... and while fighting back tears, the 29-year-old told the operator, "I'm going to kill myself."

Peterson then gave his location to the operator and said, "I want police to come get the body." He then hung up the phone.

Cops in Summit County, Utah responded to the spot where Peterson said he would be ... and found the skier's body "obviously deceased from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head."

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Peterson left a suicide note ... but cops are not releasing it to the public.

Peterson was one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. He competed in 3 Olympics for the U.S.  ... winning a silver medal in Vancouver in 2010.

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331.

mj    

I didn't listen to the recording but it should not be released to the public. Very disappointed in TMZ. Never knew how hard it was on family and friends for things like this to be released until the video of my friend falling to his dead was all over the web this month. It should be removed.

1146 days ago
332.

Alicia    

HARVEY LEVIN IS A SLIMY SHAMELESS LOWLIFE WITH NO SCRUPLES WHO HAS NO PROBLEM EXPLOITING THE DEAD AND THEIR GRIEVING FAMILIES AND PROFITING FROM THE PAIN OF OTHERS.
TAKE THIS DOWN TMZ, YOU GUYS HAVE HIT A NEW LOW. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL HARVEY-YOU MANIC A.D.D JERK-IF SOMEONE YOU CARED ABOUT COMITTED SUICIDE AND THEIR LAST HEARTBREAKING WORDS WERE EXPLOITED IN THIS WAY????? SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.PIGS.

1146 days ago
333.

dom    

This is really sad that TMZ would post 'news' like this. To Harvey Levin: If your son our daughter did this, would you post their 911 call on your classless, trashy website? This is a new low for your pathetic organization.

1146 days ago
334.

rob    

wow what possible reasoning is there to play this or have this on your website. How low are we becoming this adds nothing to a sad story.

1146 days ago
335.

Dr Porn    

Tmz, you really sunk to a new low. Harvey you should have known better... Oh wait your a lawyer... Dirt ball

1146 days ago
336.

Nikole Smalls Jones    

TMZ you should be ashamed of yourselves personally and collectively as a media organization. As the President of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a survivor of suicide (loss cousin in 2006 to suicide) I want to say that this is an inappropriate and insensitive post. 35,000 Americans die each year from suicide (every 15 minutes a life is lost). Please remove this for the legacy of Jeret Peterson (and his family) anlong with the MILLIONS of ppl who have also loss someone THEY LOVED to this silent killer. Have some respect for human life.

1146 days ago
337.

Sophia    

Ridiculous....seriously have some respect for his family.... i will not be watching your show anymore if this is the kind of stuff you think is entertainment.

1146 days ago
338.

MAS    

TMZ!! As of a friend of his..... You should be ashamed of yourselves.... This was a friend, son and brother. I am sickened that you would allow this to be leaked. I will from this day forward never return to your site.

1146 days ago
339.

Jamie    

I didn't listen but I think it's disgusting the media released it; goes way beyond gossip. How would you feel if this was your brother/friend/whatever and the whole world got to listen to his last words. Sick.

1146 days ago
340.

disgusted    

I will not listen to this and I think that if this was the 911 tape of any of TMZ's family members they wouldn't post it. So disgusting and vile! There is still a word that exists in this world and it's called COMPASSION. Horrible...I think my TMZ days are over...so sad.

1146 days ago
341.

MAS    

TMZ!! As of a friend of his..... You should be ashamed of yourselves.... This was a friend, son and brother. I am sickened that you would allow this to be leaked. I will from this day forward never return to your site.

1146 days ago
342.

Stephanie    

PLEASE REMOVE AUDIO! Playing this audio is irresponsible and cruel to the family and friends who cared about Jeret. Please refer to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for guidelines on responsible reporting of suicide by the media.

1146 days ago
343.

QE2    

This sort of thing should not ever be made public. I didn't listen to it, but I'm sure many have. Terrible. Shame on TMZ and anyone else publicizing this

1146 days ago
344.

2idiots    

WOW - I just looked at ROL.COM a website that to me seems sleazier then TMZ and even ROL didnt publish this.

Harvey and TMZ are SLEAZE BALLS for making this "public"

1146 days ago
345.

Tatarstymie    

This was totally unnecessary, TMZ. I really thought there were some lines that Harvey wouldn't allow to be crossed, but apparently not. Please go through the posts and heed the overwhelming opinion of your readers...take this down and have some standards in the future.

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