Robert Enke dead at 32

German keeper Robert Enke died yesterday at the age of 32 after he was hit by a train. Word comes down today that he has been depressed and that his death might have been a suicide. I wish he had sought out help rather than resorting to that, if it was a suicide.

My condolences to his wife and 8-month-old daughter.

UPDATE: 12 November 2009

Robert Enke will be laid to rest this Sunday in a private ceremony in Hannover after a memorial service at Hannover’s stadium. The entire German national team will be there.

His widow, Teresa, is encouraging soccer teams to be more open about problems like depression since hiding it is what drove Robert Enke to suicide.

RIP, Robert Enke.

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