I have always liked Van Gogh's lovely paintings and drawings. But I have thought, how would a person with a mental illness paint or draw these wonderful pieces of art, and I realised that painting and drawing was why he felt he had a place in the world. His brother also helped him though his life but as for that mental illness it just got worse, until he decided to cut off his ear, then about 5 years later he shot himself in the chest and died two days later. This left his brother heart broken. He died six months later and they were burned together.