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Donny Hathaway died on January 13, 1979 at the age of 33.

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I think this will tell you how and the possible reason for Donny Hathaway killing himself. It is tragic. I found it on Wikipedia under the heading of Donna Hathaway.

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During the best part of his career, Hathaway began to suffer from severe bouts of depression. It was found that he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was known to have taken up to 14 pills two to three times per day to control this disease. This condition wreaked havoc on his life and required several hospitalizations.

The effects of Hathaway's melancholia also drove a wedge into Flack and Hathaway's friendship; they did not reconcile for several years, and did not release additional music until the 1978 release of "The Closer I Get To You". The single became a popular and R&B hit, and Flack and Hathaway resumed studio recording to compose a second album of duets thereafter.

DeathSessions for a second album of duets were underway when, on January 13, 1979, Hathaway was found dead on the sidewalk below the 15th-floor window of his room in New York's Essex House. The glass had been neatly removed from the window, and there were no signs of struggle, leading investigators to rule Hathaway's death a suicide; his friends were mystified, considering that his career had just started to pick up again, and Flack was devastated.

Spurred by his death, she included the few duet tracks they had finished on her next album. The Reverend Jesse Jackson conducted Hathaway's funeral.

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He jumped out of the 15th floor window of New York City's Essex House Hotel in January 1979.

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he was going through depression

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