On Friday, May 28, 2010, Shawn Southwick suffered from a drug overdose, was found lying unconscious in her Utah home and was promptly rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment. The 50-year-old woman is CNN talk show host Larry King’s seventh wife and she reportedly overdosed on depression medication. Her father Karl Engemann, spoke with a 911 dispatcher after he discovered his daughter unconscious in her home.
According to The New York Daily News, he calmly informed the 911 employee, “I can’t wake her up, she may have overmedicated. She’s unconscious. I slap her and I holler at her and she opens her eyes halfway and puts them back down again.”
When the emergency dispatcher asked the 76-year-old Engemann whether or not he believed his daughter tried to kill herself by intentionally overdosing on depression medication, he responded by saying, “No, no, no. It wouldn’t be suicidal. I don’t think she did it on purpose. Last night, she seemed confused about what she had taken, the last time she had taken it.”