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Mike Brandt, 29, Commits Suicide

Israeli singer Mike Brandt, who has been at the top of the French hit parade for the last five years, committed suicide last Friday by jumping from a sixth-floor balcony. He had tried to commit suicide in a similar manner last November and had spent several months in a Geneva clinic where he was treated for a nervous breakdown. The 29-year-old singer, whose family lives in Haifa, was known throughout Western Europe as one of the most popular singers and had sold more than five million records in France alone.