Year: 1983 Source: Referee, v.8, no.9, (September 1989), p.16-20,45 SIEC No: 19910471

This article describes the career & suicide death of Tommy Richards, a basketball official. His family history is also detailed, provided by conversations with his sister, brother, & wife. All of the people in his life described Richards as a perfectionist – perhaps in part as a result of his father’s demanding parenting style. Richards committed suicide by closing his garage door & turning on the car engine. (VM)