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Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Prospect Park in protest suicide against fossil fuels


Added 04-15-18 12:42:02am EST - “A nationally known gay rights attorney set himself on fire and burned to death in Prospect Park in a bizarre ecological protest suicide.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Famed lawyer sets self on fire in Prospect Park protest suicide”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A nationally known advocate for gay rights and the environment died Saturday in a fiery Prospect Park suicide, with his self-immolation meant as a wake-up call to save the planet.

The charred remains of David Buckel, 60, were discovered shortly after sunrise when firefighters responded to a 6:40 a.m. blaze in the southwest corner of the sprawling Brooklyn park.

“I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide,” read a hand-written suicide note left near the blackened circle of burned grass. “I apologize to you for the mess.”

A second, longer note — left with the first inside an envelope marked “For the police” — said Buckel doused himself in “fossil fuel” before starting the fatal fire as a metaphor for the destruction of the planet.

“My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves,” he wrote. “A lifetime of service may best be preserved by giving a life . . . Honorable purpose in life invites honorable purchase in death.

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