Key West Man Upset Over Presidential Election Kills Himself, Writes "F*#* Obama" On His Will

A tanning salon owner in Key West who increasingly blamed his personal struggles on President Obama warned his partner that "I'm not going to be around long" if the president won reelection last week.

Two days after the president's victory over Mitt Romney, Keys police found Henry Hamilton dead of a drug overdose, the words "Fuck Obama" scrawled on his will.

Hamilton, who was 64 years old, had increasingly struggled with his mental health and his tanning business, Tropical Tan, reports the Key West Citizen this morning.

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"(He) was very upset about the election results," his partner, Michael Cossey, told police.

Cossey returned home to an apartment he shared with Hamilton late on November 8 and fell asleep; soon afterward, a police officer stopped by after a friend of Hamilton's asked to check in on him.

That's when Cossey and the officer found Hamilton dead in the bathroom with two empty prescription bottles, one for Xanax and the other for an anti-psychotic medication, the Citizen reports.

In addition to the anti-Obama note on his will, Cossey told police Hamilton had been "very stressed about his business" leading up to the election.

Police are investigating the death but say they suspect no foul play.

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