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san jose, july 20 2005
Rick Tharp, despondent over tinnitus, apparent suicide


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Rick Tharp won virtually every design award possible, including the prestigious Clio. He worked on posters and artwork that helped bring the 2012 Olympics to San Francisco& his designs also promoted the Golden Gate Bridge's 50th anniversary in 1987.
The Blue Mood of Tinnitus: Friends reported Tharp's mood had darkened after he began suffering from tinnitus, a medical condition that causes contant hissing, squealing or ringing in a tinnitus-sufferers ears.

On June 4, witnesses reported seeing a man fitting Tharp's description jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide. A backpack found nearby contained Tharp's writing and other identifying material.

Tharp's identity was confirmed using dental records.

He is survived by his sister, Kelly Tharp Sutter of Mansfield, Ohio.



FROM AN INTERNET BULLETIN BOARD:

Rumors of Rick Tharp missing turned to reality with California Highway Patrol verification of a witness reporting that a person resembling the designer jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge... Friends have reported that Tharp had been dealing with depression, which may have been brought on by recent health issues, including suffering from tinnitus, which manifests as a ringing in the ears... (I)n Tharp's case there was apparently no cure. At this time Tharps disappearance is still being treated as an open missing persons case until his body is found. A death warrant has yet to be issued

POST:
I just visited his site. Knew that his excellent work has been a mainstay in CA.
That certainly is sad news. I looked up info on tinnitus... Apparently, it's not unusual for sufferers to be suicidal. Terrible.

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