Competitive eater apparently commits suicide

BRECKSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The man who gained fame as a competitive eater has apparently committed suicide.

21-year-old Scott Bickel of North Royalton was Cleveland's own extreme eater. In 2011, Cleveland Magazine named him one of their most interesting people, and Bickel has been in our 19 Action News studio on the Sports Extra.

Officials say Bickel's body was found Wednesday evening in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Bickel fell into the Cuyahoga River near the State Route 82 bridge.

A Facebook post with suicide note by Bickel was posted Wednesday night with the exact location where the body was found.

According to the note, Bickel suffered from bi-polar disorder.

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