No godfather has ever committed suicide before. Only mean men kill themselves, not men “of honour”. Surviving a suicide attempt, for the mafia culture is even more “dishonorable” than suicide itself. This is why the circumstances of Bernardo Provenzano’s suicide attempt did not convince anyone.
Provenzano, who is considered the boss of bosses of the Sicilian mafia, put a plastic bag on his head Thursday, apparently trying to choke himself. “Unusual” – public prosecutor of Palermo said. But the mistery remains. Why did Provenzano attempted suicide when he knows he is constantly watched by a cctv camera?
Some say it could be a message. Or the way to avoid an important hearing scheduled at the Court of Appeals. Moreover, how comes Pippo Calò, a mobster considered the Sicilian mafia “cashier”, was hit by a heart attack at the very same time, on the same day? He was expected to attend the same hearing in a triple-murder trial. Just a coincidence?