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The Most Beautiful Suicide

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On May first 1947 Evelyn McHale commits suicide by jumping of the Empire State Building. Photography student Robert Wiles happens to be walking by and hears a loud crash. Only minutes later he takes a picture of the young woman who seems oddly at peace among the broken glass and warped car roof,¬†almost as if she is sleeping. Tragic and beautiful. LIFE magazine published his photograph and is now known as The Most Beautiful Suicide. […]