35-year-old Mitchell Heisman, left a 1900+ page online “suicide note.” He died in Harvard Yard on Sept. 18 from a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound to the head. The incident occurred as a tour group of 20-30 were on the steps of Memorial Church around 11am while Yom Kippur services were conducted inside the building. Heisman appeared behind the tour guide and proceeded to draw a firearm and sustain a gunshot to his own head before the horrified onlookers. At 4pm that afternoon, an automated email from his address containing a link to his suicide note was sent to approximately 400 email addresses. His suicide note argues politics, history, religion, death and even contains a bibliography. I like that he calls the conclusion “the punchline” although it could have been funnier.