According to his wife Christi, 56-year old John Gibson – a pastor and professor in New Orléans – struggled with addiction and depression in the past. And on August 24th after it was revealed by hackers that he frequented the cheaters website Ashley Madison, Christi found him dead in their home.
“It was a moment that life doesn’t prepare you for,” Christi told CNN. “How do you tell your kids that their dad is gone and that he took his own life?”
Christi also told CNN Gibson left a suicide note with an apology—she didn’t say what for, but the note did mention Ashley Madison. She also said her husband had struggled with addiction and depression in the past.
Gibson was set to teach classes at the New Orléans Baptist Theological Seminary the day after his death, but since the Seminary’s president announced Gibson’s death on Twitter, students and other teachers have been mourning him on Facebook.0