Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tragedy on the Hudson: Surgeon ex-husband of ABC News health reporter Dr. Jennifer Ashton jumps to his death from George Washington bridge


It's really sad when a person feels so low and believes the only alternative is to end their life. 

Daily Mail reports the ex-husband of ABC News' Chief Women's Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton tragically took his own life on Saturday in New Jersey.

Dr. Robert C. Ashton Jr., 52, a noted thoracic surgeon, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, The Fort Lee Daily Voice reported.  

Authorities said his body was recovered from an area of 'Palisades Interstate Park along the Hudson known as Hazard's Dock shortly after he jumped around 8:40am on Saturday.'

Sources tell Robert and Jennifer, who was previously a contributor to The Doctors, amicably divorced and remained friends. 

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