David Buckel, 60, a well known gay rights attorney and environmentalist committed suicide on April 14, 2018.. by self immolation in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. Buckel set himself on fire apparently to protest damage being done to the planet. Well, buddy, you burned the shit out of that grass, you hypocrite. He left a suicide note in a plastic bag near his body. Starting the note off with, “I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide.” He included things in the note that talked about how people are selfish and do nothing to protect the environment..”Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result – my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” Buckel said he had lived a priveged life with good health up until his final moment. He ended the note with, “I apologize to you for the mess.” His burning remains were discovered by joggers around 7:00am.
David Buckel gained notoriety as the lead attorney in the case of Brandon Teena, a transgendered man/woman that was murdered in Nebraska. I’m sure you guys have seen the movie that was made about it, Boys Don’t Cry.