Deborah Laake

 

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: author and columnist whose 1993 memoir Secret Ceremonies: A Mormon Woman's Intimate Diary of Marriage and Beyond, detailed a candid and critical account of her experiences growing up and marrying as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by massive drug overdose

 

Born: April 19, 1952

 

Died: February 6, 2000

 

Location: Charleston, South Carolina