Wasn't too familiar with his work, but it sounds like he went out on his own terms -- however tortured they may have been. RIP, tortured soul.
The Daily News reports:
Off-Broadway producer Fred Caruso, who was behind the hit "Newsical," died Monday in an apparent suicide, leaving behind a chilling goodbye on Facebook. Caruso's writer friend Rick Crom confirmed the tragic news on Tuesday, writing "Fred M. Caruso has left us" and described him as a "tortured soul." Caruso co-wrote and co-directed film "The Big Gay Musical," as well as "Go Go Crazy." He scheduled an emotional letter detailing his years of inner turmoil to go live on the Facebook page for "The Big Gay Musical" on Monday night. "Those of you that know me well, know that I have been dealing with ending things for a while," he said. "I have nothing left in me to create. I truly don't think I have any idea what love or happiness is," he continued. The painful note revealed he had tried to take his life last week, taking 30 Ambien pills. In his final moments, Caruso said he was "finding peace" and begged readers not to "feel guilty or bad." He urged those feeling sympathetic to donate to the Trevor Project. "I have produced great theatre, movies (two of which I wrote and directed) and I traveled all over the world. I regret nothing especially the choice that I am making now," he concluded.
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It gets better (worse?): Someone who doesn't even know the guy is lecturing people who did on how they should be reacting to the note.