Henry Hamilton, who owned a tanning salon- Tropical Tan- had told his partner Michael Cossey that "if Barack gets re-elected, I'm not going to be around". Hamilton took his own life on November 8th, and was found overdosed on a bottle of Xanax and a bottle of Seroquel (for anxiety and schizophrenia), along with a living will that had "Do not revive! F--K Obama!" written on it. Cossey told police that Hamilton had "been very stressed about his business" and was "very upset about the election results."
Although Cossey and Hamilton lived together, Cossey said the last time they talked was on November 6 when they watched the elections together.
Police do not suspect foul play, though the whole story is a tad odd, albeit tragic.
According to Dykes' report, Cossey returned to the South Roosevelt Boulevard condo he shared with Hamilton after a late night of playing cards with friends and fell asleep on the couch around 6 a.m.
A friend of Hamilton had been worried about him and had a standing request to police to make welfare checks. Officer Pablo Rodriguez did just that and when he went to the condo, he woke up Cossey, prompting the discovery of Hamilton's body in the bedroom.
I still wonder what happened on the 7th. Where was Cossey?
I think people underestimate the negative impact Romney's loss had on many of us.
Sources: Florida Times Union, Miami Herald