Andrew Stern, Husband of Katie Cleary, Commits Suicide in Wake of Photo Scandal

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Katie Cleary, who became famous as one of the models on Deal Or No Deal, was recently spotted in Cannes with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier.

The one person absent in the pictures of her party hopping in the South of France was her husband, who according to reports, committed suicide last weekend.

In the wake of the questionable snapshots surfacing in the press, Andrew Stern, 40, shot himself on Sunday at a shooting range in the San Fernando Valley.

Reports indicate the businessman and his wife, who has appeared in bit roles on Entourage and Chuck, were having marital issues and headed toward divorce.

That may have contributed to his stress, although sources report that he was reportedly also struggling financially and suffered from a history of depression.

The 32-year-old model issued a statement in the aftermath of the tragedy.

"On Sunday, June 22, Andrew Stern, husband of Katie Cleary, committed suicide at a shooting range in the San Fernando Valley," the statement said.

Andrew Stern and Katie Cleary
Katie Cleary and Andrew Stern in happier times. He took his own life this month, tragically.

"Andrew and Katie have been in the midst of a very amicable separation and had remained on excellent terms. This is devastating news for us.

"We have been aware of Andrew's longtime struggle with depression."

Cleary, who was also a contestant on America's Next Top Model, denies that her partying had anything to do with what happened to her husband.

Her rep says that regarding the Cannes pics, "any rumors of any kind of extra-marital relationship are entirely fabricated and completely false."

Cleary's interaction with DiCaprio, the rep adds, "was fully for the purpose of potential collaboration for environmental and animal welfare issues."

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when someone is easily and commonly described as "depressed" that is also a diagnosis given by a professional and not just a toss-away word by common-folk-like-us-here. Who decided he was depressed ? or was this easy label given after he killed himself.
Many men shot themselves as the manly method to exit their lives.
Their decision with many factors and contributing influences go into such serious decisions, most are not made spontaneously but thought about beforehand.
That he had to leave, and so dramatically, also tells others that he wanted to be sure to make a statement as well as die. Many do so. Others reconsider and never depend on 1 relationship or other person for their image, their self-esteem or their lives. It was His Choice to just do it. Sorry. Not for his leaving but for those who have to later pick up pieces left behind. The dead are not caring about what others think, like, say ...later. they are elsewhere.

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He might have been depressed but it wasn't out of control until he met her and after awhile, he was being taken advantage by his wife and he just went into a downward spiral. She used him until she no longer needed him. She wanted fame even though she doesnt even have a real talent.

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She is totally to blame because first of all she vowed to love him through rich or poor and left him because he was having financial problems and knew that he was depressed about it. She helped her husband by leaving him and then partying with rich celebrities.

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It is unfair to lay any blame for a suicide on anyone but the person who commits suicide. STRESS,.PROBLEMS,..UNHAPPINESS..Etc., are all to blame. I wouldn't know the woman if she walked in my door,.so I have nothing to gain either way. YES..he may have seen the photos, and she may have been playing. But to kill yourself requires a lot more problems than just seeing your estranged wife in a photo-op. She was, after all, a minor celebrity. He had issues. I am sorry for anyone who was affected by the poor choice this man made.

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While the decision to take his life was his own, to say that her actions had nothing to do with it is stupid. She was out hooking up for her next job or sugar daddy.

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Depression is a terrible affliction. They were separated. Her being a celebrity/model (aka lifestyle) has nothing to do with him "offing" himself. That is all on him. The survivors go thru the what if this, what if that, which is a waste of time. His actions are all on him & not on any one else.

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Yeah sure, her partying with Leo had nothing to do with her husbands state of mind, they were amicably separating and he was happy for her having such a good time.

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