Suicide of Taylor Hooton
File:Taylor Hooton.jpg
Date July 15, 2003 (2003-07-15)
Location Plano, Texas, USA
Cause Suicide by hanging

Taylor Hooton

Taylor Hooton was a student and baseball player at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas, who committed suicide on July 15, 2003. Taylor began using a combination of two anabolic steroids (anadrol and deca durabolin) about 7 months before his death.[citation needed] A number of world-renown physicians[Who?] have review Taylor's case and have concluded that his suicide likely resulted from the severe depression that set in when he was withdrawing from steroid usage [1][not in citation given] via a condition know as ASIH (Anabolic Steroid Induced Hypogonadism).[citation needed]

Taylor's father, Donald Hooton, subsequently formed the Taylor Hooton Foundation ( in Taylor's name, a non-profit organization, dedicated to educating youth, parents, coaches and others about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs).[citation needed]

Donald Hooton has testified as an expert witness on this subject before the US Congress on three occasions.[citation needed] He has spoken to multiple state legislatures,[citation needed] met with the governors of several states,[citation needed] and spoken to over a half of a million people across the US and Canada on this topic.[citation needed]

For his work in this field, Donald Hooton was awarded:

  • Texas Sports Personality of the Year by the Dallas Morning News in 2005[citation needed]
  • 15th Most Powerful Sports Person in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Observer[citation needed]
  • one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport[citation needed]
  • the Distinguished Service Award by the United States Sports Academy.[citation needed]

Taylor was a cousin of Burt Hooton, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.[1]


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