Assigning the Blame for a Young Man's Suicide Deeply depressed, Adrian Adelman, 29, killed himself in September. ETHEL ADELMAN, the victim's mother, and her younger son ALAN claim that Adrian followed the instructions in the best-selling suicide manual Final Exit, and blame the book's author for their tragedy.
Q. Do you think Adrian would still be alive if he had not read Final Exit?
Ethel: Yes. I think he would still be here today if it weren't for this book.
Alan: He would still be suffering and suicidal, but the book certainly facilitated his death. This book took his life away....