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Rappin' on Heaven's Door 
2000 Darwin Award Winner
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(28 February 2000, London, Ohio) Some artists bleed for their creative work, but usually not literally. That standard changed on Monday, when a gangster-rap video artist put his final effort into his project, and shot himself in the head while the cameras rolled.

24-year-old Robert created the 10-minute video at his apartment with his brother Michael and a friend named Fred. On camera, Robert reached for a .22-caliber handgun, swung the muzzle of the gun to his temple, and fired the gun.

The two co-producers hindered efforts to save the injured man. Police were summoned to the scene by complaints from a neighbor who objected to the loud music and violent shouting. But when they arrived, Michael had to be restrained from preventing police from controlling the scene, and Fred struck a paramedic. Both face misdemeanor charges.

Robert was 24 when he died in a coma at the Ohio State University Medical Center. © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Jeff Maass, Molly Stoike, John H Morris, Doug Coffee
Reference: Columbus Dispatch, WBNS Channel 10 in Columbus Ohio
Staff Reporter Don Baird of the Columbus Dispatch
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