Dale hanged himself over Debbie. I still remember her name because I remember Dale. My friend (still today) Charles, who is the voice of Mario of the Nintendo game, found Dale hanging in the shower where they were roommates.
And I remember the last time I talked to Dale. He came over and I made a blistering curry and we drank wine and everything was so cool.
This was a long time ago; over 20 years. But I still remember him and try to puzzle through why a human being would sever his life because of love for another human being.
Maybe it's what Dale told me very close to the end; when he was a kid his mother committed suicide in front of him by downing an entire bottle of scotch in ten minutes.
I guess that tells you two things: you have a lot to lose but it's very easy to lose it.