A View to a Kill

First, there was auto-erotic asphyxiation*.

Now we’ve got auto psychotic decapitation.

In a grim attempt at revenge against his estranged wife, a British businessman committed suicide by decapitation in his Aston Martin sports car, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Friday.

According to the Mail, Gerald Mellin, 54, had been consumed with dark thoughts surrounding his 34-year-old wife’s decision to leave him…

The businessman then reportedly tied one end of a rope he kept in his Aston Martin convertible to a tree and wrapped the other end of it around his neck as he sat in the driver’s seat. He then drove the car at a high speed onto a busy road, forcing other drivers to witness his violent suicide, the Mail said.

Hey, don’t look at me like that. I generally feel sadness and sympathy for suicide victims, until they decide to off themselves in a way that easily and knowingly endangers numerous others (which, judging by the article, would be the case here).

Rough life for the dude. Had an Aston Martin convertible. Too bad he let it go to his head.

* Remember, kids, wankin’ away with a rope around the neck is not something you want to do in excess. Or, if your last name is – say – Hutchence, INXS.

Yes, folks, it’s A-OK to hate me.

However, I do think Michael Hutchence was a loss for the world of music. It was also a curse for television since it resulted in Rockstar: INXS.