Skip to comments.Husband of Katherine Harris commits suicide, police say
Posted on 11/19/2013 9:14:45 AM PST by shortstop
SARASOTA - Sarasota Police are investigating the apparent suicide of Anders Ebbeson, husband of former Congresswoman and Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
Police were called to the scene of the couple's house in the 1400 block of Sarasota's Bay Point Drive around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police and Pastor William Hild of downtown Sarasota's First Baptist Church confirmed that Ebbeson, a 68-year-old Swedish businessman, had taken his own life and asked the community to respect the family's privacy.
"On behalf of the family, Katherine's husband took his own life," Hild said outside the home on Bay Point Drive Tuesday morning. "They are asking for privacy, prayer, thoughts and love from the community."
"Anders has been suffering health conditions that he'd been attempting to deal with, which had been increasingly part of his life," Hild said.
Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said that Harris wanted the community to know that her husband was "no longer suffering."
The police chief asked that "the community respect the family at this difficult time."
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Another victim of the democrat/socialist/communist/Muslim/homosexual/pro-abortion (er, mainstream media) War on Women.
She was massacred enthusiastically for following the FL law in November and December, 2000.
My prayers to Katherine, her family, her family.
Prayers up for Katherine and her family.
May God forgive him, and comfort his family. Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.
Prayers for Katherine and her family...
Sorry to hear this news.
Wow. Turning into quite a day for former pols.
Prayers for Katherine Harris.
“Part of me understands the urge to escape pain and suffering. Hope I never face that challenge.”
It’s more than depression. It’s demoralization.
I met him in 2006. He was a kind and gentle man. Very devoted to Katherine. RIP.
I thought maybe you had met him before, as I know you've met Katherine. I feel SO bad for her. I can't help but wonder what health problems her husband had that drove him to this.
Keeping Katherine and her family in our prayers...
sorry to hear this. Difficult to lose your spouse but to suicide.. man!
And later, the Republican Party joined in. They are the reason that Bill Nelson is Senator now.
Join in prayers for this sad Lady. Agreeing with your assessment of the savagery democrips employ.
I only met Katherine briefly while volunteering for her Senate campaign. That was the only time we ever saw or spoke to each other, but this is terrible news.
wonder if he just got his insurance renewal premium, or cancellation letter.
Mr. Ebbeson was a very successful businessman:
Prayers for Katherine and her family. I know how she feels. Really, I do.
It’s important to keep attention off the Obamacare stories... might help Republicans. Is that the reason for a ‘trash a Republican’ post or is there something I’m missing?
I worked as a volunteer on both Katherine’s Congressional & Senate Campaigns.
She is a woman of great faith, courage and integrity. Her husband was very supportive and devoted to her. This is very tragic but I believe her strong faith will carry her just as it did in 2000.
You will recall as FL Secretary of State, she followed FL Law despite immense pressure, ridicule and attacks from the media and Democrats.
She wrote of her experiences during that election aftermath in “Eye of the Storm”.
Every recount done by many newspapers, including the NY Times, confirmed that George W. Bush won the presidency by 537 votes.
May God comfort Katherine and her family.
How much time will pass before someone on the left begins gloating, and who might it be?
I feel so sorry for this woman.
It’s not as if she hasn’t suffered enough at the hands of the Jackal Media.
How very sad, I’ve known Katherine for several years and met Anders on occasion. He hated Washington and everything about it, and generally avoided coming here. Indeed he was a gentle and devoted man. I remember Katherine once saying (publicly, so this is not a breaking of confidence) that as a young woman she was a “jerk magnet” but all that was behind her when she met Anders.
I had hoped to visit her in Sarasota next weekend, but I will no longer make the intrusion.
Erm, badly phrased, Hild.
My deepest sympathy to Ms. Harris and her family.
You can be sure the Kos Kidz and DU types are already at it. They will never forgive Katherine Harris for daring to do her job.
Try and find one Democrat that believes one word of that statement. Probably very few Pubbies know it.
We should be thankful that there are no accusations of murder on this thread.
We are truly living in trying times.
Sometimes it’s not just the pain and suffering. Often the medications that are given to deal with some major illnesses can cause overwhelming suicidal depression. You just don’t have control of your emotions. Even if you’re a person of faith and courage, the drugs simply overturn your mind. There’s no sin for God to forgive.
No, I think it is even more important to go there next week, to remember us to her. To remind her that many across the country DO remember her courage.
Good point. When my Mom had knew replacement surgery, she could not sleep due to immense pain. They put her on sleeping pills & within about 2 Weeks she became extremely depressed & felt she didn’t wanna live anymore. I flushed the damn pills down the toilet & she eventually recovered & is just fine now. I am convinced legal meds are the cause of many murders & suicides. Prayers to Mrs Harris & family :((
damn autospeller...knee replacement surgery
Sad. RIP. Condolences to Rep. Harris.
Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE, well said.
Just wait for the Lefts’ smear campaigns to begin.
Glad you “set the record straight” so early on.
I'm not saying that this wasn't a suicide, only that the possibility of foul play can't be ruled out until more facts are known.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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Gore would have likely been re-elected in 2004. And there is no way Captain 0 would have been elected in 2008. The Ds would have nominated a Clinton/Gore crony, or John Edwards would have been at the top of the ticket, as Gore's VP.
Of course, we can only speculate, but considering where we are now, I'd take my chances with Gore winning and having a do-over.
prayers for Katherine Harris and her family. It cannot be an easy time
Yes, it is only speculation, but things would even be worse today had Gore been elected in 2008. For one thing, there might have been even more Islamic terrorist activity around the world and more in the US after 9/11. Saddam Hussein would still be in power in Iraq and very likely control a good part of the Middle East. Gas prices might be at European levels, and the US even more dependent on foreign oil due to the rise of environmental wackoism in a Gore Administration. And the size and scope of the federal government would be even larger. Some form of socialized medicine may have been firmly implanted already.
I don't necessarily buy your thought that two terms of Gore would have ruled out Zero in '08, but the logical 'Rat successor to Gore would most likely have been none other than Her Royal Thighness, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
SELFISH! Has to be a sin in their somewhere. He is a doosh to do this to his family! I don’t care if he was sick. No excuse.
What an ignorant thing to say. He was 68 you doofus.
It’s tragic. I remember that during the countdown, Katherine Harris’s office was deluged with flowers and greeting cards wishing her well. Hopefully that’ll happen again.
my mistake, maybe an obamacare death panel got him.
The thought occurred to me as well.
I’m joining in prayer for Katherine Harris and all the loved ones.
Prayers to Katherine and family. It’s bad enough to go through personal difficulties, but now comes the media to make things even harder.