What a way to die. Given a choice, I'd choose a different method.
Me, too; I've rarely heard of a suicide using that method.
I always thought the only way to actually kill yourself via strangulation was hanging or similar because of an innate survival reflex... I have never heard of anyone garroting themselves before I read this the other day.
Interesting... Sherlock's 'curse' surfaces again...
The question is, what are the 3 names? The Conan Doyle papers, whose sale so upset Green before his death, belonged to THREE distant relatives of the last remaining Doyle heir (see the NYTimes article [May 19,2004]). The names of the 3 were never made public, but Green, the world's foremost Conan Doyle expert, may have discovered them.