Self-help radio show hosts found dead in joint suicide at their Park Slope home

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 16:17:55-04
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A New York City couple who hosted a self-help radio show were found dead on Monday in an apparent joint suicide at their home in Park Slope, the New York Post reported.

Psychotherapist Lynne Rosen, 46, and her husband, motivational speaker John Littig, 48, hosted a show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI-FM.  The couple focused on personal development and growth. Rosen also worked as a life coach, and Littig performed music under the name “Jadex”.

Littig and Rosen were found in the living room of their home on President St. and 8th Ave. after reportedly using helium and plastic bags to suffocate themselves.

Neighbors who knew the couple were dismayed to find out about their deaths: “Everyone is shocked . . . Everyone is wondering why,” one neighbor told the Post.  “That’s really distressing that they were life coaches, handing out advice to people.”