Summary: son of 1950's TV writer Robert Alan Aurthur whose 2002 book The Angel and the Dragon: A Father's Search for Answers to His Son's Mental Illness and Suicide chronicled his son Charley's long struggle with mental illness and his suicidal leap at age 23 from Lincoln Boulevard into the morning rush-hour traffic on the Santa Monica Freeway, who was a longtime wetlands advocate who friends said was despondent over mounting debt, his son's suicide, and the re-election of President Bush.
Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration
Born: June 15, 1948
Died: November 22, 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California