On Oct. 21, 2003, singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died of two stab wounds to the chest inside his L.A. apartment. His girlfriend Jennifer Chiba claimed that, following an argument, Smith -- who battled addiction and depression -- stabbed himself in the chest, puncturing his heart, and left a note that read, "I'm so sorry-love, Elliot God forgive me." Chiba claimed she was in the bathroom when she heard a scream, then found Smith with the knife in his chest. She admitted to removing the knife, and the autopsy notes a lack of hesitation wounds and the fact that the stabbing occurred through clothing, which are both "atypical" in suicides of this nature. The report also notes possible defensive wounds on Smith's right arm and left hand, and that there was no alcohol or illegal drugs in his system. Chiba later sued Smith's family for 15% of his estate, claiming to be his wife and manager, but eventually lost.