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'King of Infomercials' Don Lapre

Slit Own Throat with Razor

10/5/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"King of Infomercials" Don Lapre died from a self-inflicted razor blade wound to the neck, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told jail guards found piles of blood-soaked clothing lining Don's bed in his Arizona jail cell. Sources say ... officials believe Don used the clothing to conceal the bleeding in order to thwart efforts to save his life.

Lapre was found dead in his cell Sunday morning. The autopsy was completed yesterday.

As we previously reported, Don's mother claims her son had been treated for severe depression after the TV pitchman was jailed in a vitamin fraud case. She also claims jail officials took away his meds, which may have played a role in his apparent suicide.

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DancingSpiderman    

WOW. All these mean thoughts issuing forth from such ignorant minds.

Makes me wonder: What sort of slicing implement will the "authorities" find in Kevin Trudeau's bloody prison cell the next time he gets hauled in for some scamming felony? Now that guy, Kevin Trudeau, has made a LOT of enemies in high places...

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Moby    

I'm not going to defend what Don did, but does anyone think that his jailers might be guilty of negligent homicide for not performing their jobs i.e. finding the razor and for not allowing him to take his meds? What they did was the equivalent of just standing him up against a wall and shooting him. And if any of you don't think it can happen to you, then you're just a brainwashed moron. Not that I think he really killed himself. How many thug jailers does it take to hold a man down while they slit his throat?

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