And then on the other side:
- The Mirror's "Sylvia Plath's son Nicholas Hughes hangs himself, like his mother" by Rebecca Evans. The headline indicates that Plath hung herself, which we know is incorrect.
- Equally atrocious is the First Post's "Sylvia Plath and the child she killed" by Coline Covington. It must be easier to blame Plath for Nicholas' decision.
- Geoffrey Levy's "His father drove his mother to kill herself. So what does the suicide of Ted Hughes' son tell us about his poisonous legacy?" in the Daily Mail,
- Christina Patterson's "This tragedy has nothing to do with poetry, nothing to do with art" in The Independent, and
- Ian Sample's "Death in the family" in The Independent, as well. From the headlines it is easy enough to determine decent, responsible reporting versus gossip hungry, sensationalistic blather.
- Mona Molarsky's obituary, "Nicholas Hughes, son of Sylvia Plath, commits suicide", appeared today at the Examiner.com.
The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks has created a memorial page for Nicholas Hughes. This may be the best place to learn about him.