September 23, 2008
‘Green Gables’ Author Committed Suicide
Famed Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery committed suicide via a drug overdose, her granddaughter told the Globe and Mail newspaper.
Best known for writing "Anne of Green Gables," Montgomery also penned 19 other novels, as well as numerous journals, short stories and poems before she died in 1942.
Butler said she decided to come forward after reading the newspaper's recent series of articles on mental health.
"Additionally, the recent focus on my grandmother's creativity -- this is the 100th anniversary of the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables,' with events around the world celebrating Anne and her creator -- has encouraged me to end our silence," Butler added.