A CEO committing suicide is not an entirely unusual event, but the case of Colorado executive Richard M. Talley is particularly startling. Earlier this week, Talley killed himself in his home by firing seven or eight shots into his torso and head with a nail gun.

Talley's company American Title Services was being investigated by state insurance regulators for reasons that have not yet been revealed publicly. Talley was married for 25 years and was the father of two children. He also said he was a member of the U.S.A. swim team at the 1980 Olympics, though that claim is currently in dispute. He was 56 at the time of his death.

He was found on Tuesday in his garage by a family member, who then notified police.

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