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This video is a classic. Nuts. /// R. Budd Dwyer. "He served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981, to January 22, 1987; on that day, Dwyer called a news conference in the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg where he took his own life in front of the gathered reporters with a .357 caliber revolver.[5] Dwyer's suicide was also broadcast to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania."

37 Haunting Photos Taken Just Before Tragedy Struck (Slide #1) - R. Budd Dwyer taking his own life on live TV

On Jan. 22, 1987, Pennsylvania's Treasurer, Budd Dwyer, called a news conference and shot himself in the head on television!

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10 More Real Life Death Videos

This article will examine ten tragic and unbelievable death videos. Many different types of events are included, with some clips showing assassinations, sports tragedies, natural disasters and aviation crashes. The list is Part 2 in a series of List Verse articles that examine the topic. In the original post, many people provided good examples of historic videos that could have been used. This article doesn’t include violent acts of suicide, such as the death of R. Budd Dwyer. It ...


R. Budd Dwyer, then state treasurer, publicly shot himself after being convicted of charges similar to McCord's. Inspired the song 'Hey Man, Nice Shot' by Filter.


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