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Top 4 most bizarre Colorado-related deaths

According to the Denver coroner's office, Rajeev Sharma, 33, was the man who committed suicide Sunday at 1600 Glenarm Place, reportedly by using hydrogen cyanide that forced the evacuation of two floors in the building. It's not the first time this sort of life-ending method has been used locally. In August 2008, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie killed himself at the Burnsley Hotel using enough sodium cyanide that it could have been considered a weapon. But do these demises constitute the most bizarre Colorado-related deaths? Not quite...
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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