Year: 1996 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society, Newsletter, v.7, (1996), p.50-53 SIEC No: 19960058

Both fighters profiled in this article were famous & ended their lives in an act of firearm homicide/suicide. Billy Papke (1886-1936), born in Illinois, retired from boxing in 1919. Shortly after his wife divorced him & sought protection from Billy, he shot her & then himself. Randy Turpin (1928-1966), a black immigrant from Guyana to Britain, held a number of boxing titles. Financial difficulties also plagued him. He left a suicide note, shot his two-year old daughter (she survived), & himself.