Sad News: Out local reporter Eric Slocum dies at 54

Published by on February 29th, 2012

Eric Slocum. Photo: KOMO News

Some upsetting news to report. KOMO radio and television reporter and anchor Eric Slocum committed suicide on February 25th, 2012 after a long battle with depression. The Texas native had worked as a Seattle broadcaster from 1991 to 2008 before leaving the air to work on a memoir:

The memoir had a working title “In Danger” and was meant to chronicle how Slocum has dealt with alcoholism. He became sober in 1993 but told the P-I in 2008 that he wanted the memoir to address his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and his decision to come out as a gay man.

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Mr. Slocum was also a poet and left a final post on his poetry website, the hauntingly named, The Eternity Door:

A Toast to Eric Slocum

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