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Andrew Stern

Suicide Attempt at Gun Range

2 Months Before Death

6/25/2014 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:10 PM PDT
-- A rep for Stern's family tells TMZ it's extremely upsetting their private tragedy has become public, saying "This unwanted attention has resulted in several false & hurtful speculations that do not truthfully describe the devoted, unselfish, accomplished & proud man Andrew was."
We're told the family chooses to honor his memory by remembering how he lived, not how he died.
update_grey_gray_barAndrew Stern -- who committed suicide Sunday at a firing range -- tried to kill himself at another firing range in April ... days after he filed for divorce from "Deal or No Deal" model Katie Cleary.

The facts are chilling.  We've learned Stern left L.A. in mental distress ... and went home to his parents in Ohio.  On April 17 -- 8 days after filing for divorce -- Andrew's mom was so alarmed she called 911 and said he was trying to kill himself.

Andrew's mom told the dispatcher he was going to end his life in 1 of 2 ways ... either going into an enclosed garage with the car engine on, or going to a local firing range and shooting himself.

The 911 call begins with Andrew's mom speeding to the firing range, saying she checked the garage and he wasn't there.

By the time the mom arrived, cops were on the scene.  Sources tell TMZ ... they were told by employees at the range, Andrew showed up but they turned him away because he seemed unstable.

Andrew left and got on the phone with Katie as he drove back to his parents' home.  Cops arrived soon thereafter, determined Andrew was a danger to himself and he was taken to a hospital for mental observation.

And our sources say a month later cops from a different police department in Ohio went to Andrew's home for a wellness check, after a local doctor alerted authorities Andrew was in bad shape.

Andrew told authorities he was having suicidal thoughts because Katie left him a few weeks before.

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1.

Tazz    

Why at the range? Didn't own a gun?

30 days ago
2.

ILL LIFE    

I hope that stupid whore that he was married to is happy now. ****ING WHORE BAG SLUT

30 days ago
3.

Me2014    

Sleeping pills is easier. Having brains about this is better if you dump her for some one else

30 days ago
4.

Dumba$$es    

Well at least he didn't go kill random people before himself like that pu$sy elliot rodger

30 days ago
5.

porkchop    

I hope he is at peace now. My condolences to his family.

30 days ago
6.

RTM    

This is horrible. To take your life because of somebody else??? I mean, it's horrible to take your life at all, for any reason, but to do it because of another person?? Just heartbreaking. Problems in life aren't permeant. Death is.

30 days ago
7.

Jay W.     

Again... Depression sucks. RIP

30 days ago
8.

K-Luhh✌️    

So sad.. At least he's in a better place now though, and isn't suffering.

30 days ago
9.

Chris    

Damn. Be at peace dude.

30 days ago
10.

Observer999    

Really, who cares? (except his family and friends)

The husband of a no-name 'model' on a low-rated TV show? One of 30 or whatever. Arggh.

30 days ago
11.

Robbin    

We really need to stop trying to blame Katy. Depression is a horrible thing. Most people can handle a divorce but someone who is depressed it's hard. It's not this poor woman's fault that the killed himself, it's the fact that he was depressed that killed him. People get divorced everyday, lets put the blame where it belongs.

30 days ago
12.

static    

Too bad the person who took him for better or worse turned her back on him when he needed help.

30 days ago
13.

traitorwithinme    

The girl broke his heart. Seeing your wife with celebrities. Probably the final straw. I feel bad for his family.

30 days ago
14.

samson    

So, a man's last days are being made public for the whole world sift through because his estranged wife carried briefcases on a game show? I feel sorry for his family to have to live this out so publicly.

30 days ago
15.

Zra    

some people get tired of living. id rather a person take them-self out than take others out. That's where the line is crossed IMHO.

I know it sucks for the family, but we shouldn't judge.

30 days ago
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