The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher's medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man's name hasn't been released.
The French are all about following procedure when it comes to accidents. That's why, as the story goes, when Mark Webber backflipped his Mercedes-Benz CLR at Le Mans in 1999, they gave him a breathalyzer test. And so when Michael Schumacher was involved in a life-threatening skiing accident, crashing headfirst into a rock in late December at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps, it was only to be expected that authorities should launch an investigation.
If you haven't been worrying about the fate of Michael Schumacher, perhaps now is the time to start. Doctors have spent the past two weeks attempting to bring the seven-time Formula One World Champion out of the coma he's been in since a December 29 skiing accident, but attempts to elicit responses to "deliberate stimuli" have been absent. Rather, Schumacher has only displayed reflex twitches.