Editor killed himself

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A senior editor at Arena magazine, Tim Nicholson, committed suicide by jumping off a cliff after being unhappy with its latest edition, an inquest ruled yesterday.

Mr Nicholson, 32, resigned his job days before he took his life. He left his flat in Earls Court on 10 September and was not seen for nine days, until his body was discovered at the foot of cliffs near Brighton, Sussex.

In a Knightsbridge hotel room, his girlfriend Elizabeth Phillips, a magazine designer, found the October issue of Arena which he had covered with crossings out and Letraset letters. She said: "It highlights how unhappy he was with some of the editorial decisions he had to make."

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