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Fortune and fame are no defence against mental illness

Recent high-profile suicide cases a grim reminder that depression can affect anyone

Ms Anzhelika Protodyakonova's eyebrows, which cover most of her forehead, were supposedly inspired by a character from the Angry Birds video game. Former US president Barack Obama posted a picture from May 2016 in tribute to renowned chef Anthony Bou
Former US president Barack Obama posted a picture from May 2016 in tribute to renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead on Friday. The picture had been taken at an eatery in Hanoi, Vietnam, where both men had shared a meal. PHOTO: BARACK OBAMA/TWITTER

Fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead in her bedroom last Tuesday.

Several days later, renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead in his hotel room.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'Fortune and fame are no defence against mental illness '. Subscribe