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Nicholas Plath, son of Sylvia, kills himself

Hanged himself 46 years after his mom committed suicide


 

One of Plath’s last poems, “Nick and the Candlestick,” was addressed to her baby son: “O love, how did you get here? O embryo … In you, ruby/ The pain you wake to is not yours.” In February 1963, distraught over her broken relationship with Nicholas’s father, future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, Plath gassed herself in her London flat; she carefully stuffed towels under the door to keep safe one-year-old Nicholas and his sister Frieda, 2. Last week, Nicholas, a former fisheries scientist at the University of Alaska, hanged himself at his Fairbanks home.

Guardian.co.uk


 
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Nicholas Plath, son of Sylvia, kills himself

  1. You know, of course, that his name was Nicholas HUGHES: he was the son of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

    • That really has no relevance at the moment. He has just taken his own life. Have some respect.

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