Bacharach-Dickinson Daughter in Suicide
Fri Jan 05, 7:42 PM ET
Nikki Bacharach, daughter of Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson, committed suicide, the songwriter and actress said in a statement Friday.
Nikki Bacharach, 40, suffered from Asperger's Disorder, a form of autism. She killed herself Thursday night at her condo, said Linda Dozoretz, a spokeswoman for the family.
"She quietly and peacefully committed suicide to escape the ravages to her brain brought on by Asperger's," the statement said.
The statement gave no details of the manner of death.
Born prematurely in 1966, Nikki Bacharach studied geology at Cal Lutheran University, but could not pursue a career in the field because of poor eyesight.
"She loved kitties, and earthquakes, glacial calving, meteor showers, science, blue skies and sunsets, and Tahiti," the statement said.
I actually read that Nikki Bacharach died of suffocation using a plastic bag and helium, as per Mike Feiler of the Ventura County coroner's office.
So sad....my condolences to both Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach!