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Posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop
SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy.
"On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning. "They are asking for privacy, prayer, thoughts and love from the community."
"Anders has been suffering health conditions that he'd been attempting to deal with, which had been increasingly part of his life," Hild said.
Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said that Harris wanted the community to know that her husband was "no longer suffering."
The police chief asked that "the community respect the family at this difficult time."
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Another victim of the democrat/socialist/communist/Muslim/homosexual/pro-abortion (er, mainstream media) War on Women.
She was massacred enthusiastically for following the FL law in November and December, 2000.
My prayers to Katherine, her family, her family.
Prayers up for Katherine and her family.
May God forgive him, and comfort his family. Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.
Prayers for Katherine and her family...
Sorry to hear this news.
Wow. Turning into quite a day for former pols.
Prayers for Katherine Harris.
“Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.”
It’s more than depression. It’s demoralization.
I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.
I thought maybe you had met him before, as I know you've met Katherine. I feel SO bad for her. I can't help but wonder what health problems her husband had that drove him to this.
Keeping Katherine and her family in our prayers...
sorry to hear this. Difficult to lose your spouse but to suicide.. man!
And later, the Republican Party joined in. They are the reason that Bill Nelson is Senator now.
Join in prayers for this sad Lady. Agreeing with your assessment of the savagery democrips employ.
I only met Katherine briefly while volunteering for her Senate campaign. That was the only time we ever saw or spoke to each other, but this is terrible news.
wonder if he just got his insurance renewal premium, or cancellation letter.
Mr. Ebbeson was a very successful businessman:
Prayers for Katherine and her family. I know how she feels. Really, I do.