(DAILYMAIL) — A devoted mother hanged herself after becoming 'fixated' by a suicide scene in the film An Officer And A Gentleman, an inquest heard.
Claire Peake, 39, was found dead in her garage by her boyfriend after the pressure of juggling her job as a primary school teacher with looking after her newborn baby became too much.
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In the weeks before her death, Claire and partner Stuart Withnall had watched the film in which Officer Candidate Sid Worley, played by actor David Keith, hangs himself in a motel shower cubicle after being rejected by his girlfriend.
Mr Withnall from Walton-Le-dale, Lancashire, had been due to take his partner for a Valentine's meal when he found her hanged.