Death of Aimee Semple McPherson, a Possible Suicide Hot

Death of Aimee Semple McPherson, a Possible Suicide

McPherson with her "Gospel car" (1918)
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Aimee Semple McPherson, founder of the Church of the Four-Square Gospel, dies in Oakland, California, at the age of 53. McPherson came to Oakland yesterday to preach at a series of revivals about her life.

Her son discovers her in her hotel room in the morning with a half-empty bottle of capsules nearby. The coroner will rule that she probably died of an accidental overdose compounded by kidney failure. Suspicion of suicide will, however, be difficult to dispel.

Aimee Semple McPherson has been taking sleeping pills for a number of different ailments, but one of the medications in her room is Seconal, a strong sedative which she has never had a prescription for.


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