03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Burt Bacharach's Daughter Commits Suicide...

The only child of the songwriter Burt Bacharach and actress Angie Dickinson has committed suicide after a lifetime struggling with a form of autism, a spokeswoman for her parents said.

Nikki Bacharach, 40, suffered from Asperger's disorder. She killed herself at home in the Thousand Oaks area of Los Angeles. "She quietly and peacefully committed suicide to escape the ravages to her brain brought on by Asperger's," the statement said.

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