Oscar Pistorius's family 'deny suicide fears'

Pistorius's family 'deny suicide concerns'
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Oscar Pistorius's family 'categorically deny' that the Paralympic champion is considering taking his own life following the death of his girlfriend.

The family of Oscar Pistorius have 'categorically denied' that the Paralympic champion has had suicidal thoughts since being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Mike Azzie, a friend of the 26-year-old, has admitted that he worries that the double amputee could take his own life.

Despite these claims, a representative of Pistorius's family has stated that he is "suffering bereavement of someone he loves" and committing suicide would go against his religious beliefs, according to Sky Sports News.

Pistorius, who has denied premeditated murder, shot dead Steenkamp by shooting through a bathroom door in his home in Pretoria, South Africa four times.

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the police station following his arrest for murder on February 14, 2013
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