Did Franklin D. Roosevelt Commit Suicide?
Franklin D. Roosevelt died two months after the Yalta Conference of a “brain hemorrhage.” A widespread rumor at that time was that Roosevelt had actually killed himself and had shot himself in the head. This possibility is never mentioned in any history book. One reason for this belief was that contrary to custom, his body did not lie in state, and no one was permitted to see the body. However, we have heard that the body was shown to one mourner, who claimed he saw that the head was heavily bandaged. We are unable to confirm this rumor, however.