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German Defender Biermann Commits Suicide

  • ESPN FC, Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 PM

German defender Andreas Biermann has committed suicide following a long battle with depression. The 33-year-old former Hertha Berlin and St. Pauli defender made had his struggles public after Robert Enke committed suicide in 2009 and subsequently Biermann wrote a book called Rote Karte Depression [Show depression the red card]. Though he studied psychology and vowed to help others who suffer from depression, he was unable to overcome his own battle with the illness.

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