American politician Robert Budd Dwyer suicide broadcasted live on TV: In 1986, Dwyer was convicted of receiving a bribe from a California firm trying to gain the contract. Throughout his trial and after his conviction, he maintained that he was innocent of the charge and that he had been framed.
Dwyer's suicide was subsequently broadcast to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania.
Another similar incident is the case of about Michael James Marin – an American financier, lawyer and ex-Wall Street trader and millionaire.
53-year-old Marin held head in his hands at court in Phoenix, Arizona and put something in his mouth and went into convulsions. A 'suicide note'found was found inside his car, also a canister of cyanide - a highly toxic chemical that will cause death at the right concentrations.
Fire investigators said Michael Marin had started a fire at his home in 2009 before escaping down a rope ladder wearing a scuba-diving suit. Prosecutors claimed he could no longer afford the mortgage.