From the BBC:

A Californian man delivered his own obituary to a local newspaper before killing himself.

The body of 64-year old Allan Leo Peters II was found hanging from a bridge the following day. The envelope also contained a suicide note, photo and a $90 (£60) payment for the obituary...

In his note, Mr Peters wrote "Yes, I have hanged myself" and then in brackets he added: "At least I hope I did."

In his letter Mr Peters said emphysema had dramatically reduced his quality of life and that he believed in euthanasia.

In the words of Seneca the Younger: "The wise man will live as long as he ought, not as long as he can."