Sorry to hear that Billy. Thank you for sharing, because it reminds anyone of us that there are people who will feel sorry and pain for this.
I was still in Bethel and left one day, without telling my former wife that I was planning to commit suicide. It was so strange and fuzzy, on the other hand I didn't have any fear, I just wanted to get through with it...obviously I couldn't and drove back to Bethel. To stay in there for another 2 years and to go through a long fade of 5 years that was bumpy and brought me once more to the brink of suicide plans.
Hearing this always helps to think about the consequences. The truth is we all will die anyway, why not enjoy the ride as much as you can as long as it lasts. Dying is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
My first Bible study - a young man in his 20s, got baptized and started pioneering and all. Then he started fading and avoiding me, eventually he got disfellowshipped because of his homosexuality (I knew about it because of our long conversations during our Bible studies). A couple of weeks later he threw himself in front of a night train. His family (not witnesses) started talking to everyone and even the press that the Witnesses had killed their son/brother because of their thinking (this was in Germany). I felt for years miserable and sick, because I was the one that "brought him into "the Truth"". I went to his apartment to help with his personal belongings and entering the bedroom was the creepiest experience ever - he had tons of photocopied Watchtower and Awake articles posted all over the walls, with thick underlining and fluorescent markings on specific phrases and paragraphs - very wild. They where all about topics like Masturbation and Homosexuality. He must have gone through mental hell.
My first sad encounter with the destruction of Lifes. I would come across many more, but that took years to realize.