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Mental Illness Takes Broadway Dancer’s Life

Mental Illness Takes Broadway Dancer’s Life

On Friday a 45-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from the Winterdale Arch in Central Park. Sadly that man was Harlan Bengel, 45 a was a long time dancer in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera. He had placed a plastic bag over his head.

Harlan, also also performed in the Broadway hit War Horse.45-year-old

Cops found a note directing whoever found him to call a specific person at a given number.

He had be married to Jennifer Piacenti, an actress and model, in 2004, but they divorced.

Harlan Bengel’s facebook picture

Harlan’s current Facebook profile photo also showed him standing on a bridge. Bengel struggled with mental illness for years.

According to save.org mental disorders exist frequently throughout the United States. About one in five adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness (disorder) in a given year.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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