Sure so you know what substances he was taking. That's what was going on inside his bloodstream. I'm talking about his mind. You didn't have access to that did you? How do you know he didn't put in any effort to beat his depression?It certainly doesn't make one a hero. I know what was going on. Chemicals. Heroin addiction. Mucked up dopamine and serotonin levels. Rehab and therapy and medication take effort. Pulling a trigger is easy... cowardly. There is nothing glamorous about suicide. Just ask the survivors. My guess is you have never lost a close loved one to suicide. It is always those who have not that defend suicide as some legitimate escape route. Suicide is a form of murder. It is murdering the self. And it creates victims just like other forms of murder. Most likely that is why it is taboo in most societies. It violates the social contract. And we are social animals despite what depressives like Morrissey wish to proclaim.
Where have I defended suicide? I'm defending people and their fragile minds against your judgemental point of view. I never said suicide was heroic or glamorous. btw your guess about me not having lost a loved one from suicide is wrong. I also know a lot about depression, unfortunately. There is no such thing as a social contract. I don't really give a shit about societies taboos on suicide. I can tell you right now if someone is sitting there right now with a gun to their head ready to pull the trigger there is nothing easy about it. I'd go through your album collection and start removing all the cowards. I think you'll find quite a few beautiful records missing.
We humans are very fragile creatures and most of us try to do the best we can for ourselves and others but if you think people who end up taking their own lives are somehow failed human beings then I really am at a loss for words.