The name Leanne Goggins is likely to go unrecognized until that of her celebrity husband Walton Goggins is given a mention. Walton is a veteran actor popular for his part in Justified – an acclaimed series that has bagged an Emmy Award nomination in the past. On her own part, Leanne is not a celebrity; she had her own dog training center and functioned as the first adviser of Canyon News. However, the dog trainer only made the headlines when she took her own life in 2004.
We take a look at everything there is to know about Leanne Goggins and what led to her death.
Leanne Goggins – Bio
Her exact date of birth is not public knowledge but Leanne Goggins was born in 1967. Her birth country is Canada which points to her Canadian nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She was the only offspring of her parents whose identities are not known, though it is an established fact they are Christians. Leanne had a case of jaundice at birth which triggered one viral disease after another throughout her childhood. Her physicians had to place her on a strict diet in order to curb her incessant health problems.
Talking about her academics, she started formal education at the middle school level due to her poor state of health and she attended one of the popular high schools in town. Despite her late start, she still made good grades in school and preceded to college for higher education, though the name of her alma mater and her course of study has never been shared. While Leanne was a student at the university, she also enrolled in a pet training class.
When she finished pet training class, she went to take care of dogs at a pet training farm where she mastered all sorts of techniques about different breeds of dogs. Eventually, she launched her own dog training center where she breeds dogs of different kinds. Leanne Goggins does not only take care of their diets but she usually takes on different adventurous walks. Leanne trains them in activities such as running, swimming, and hiking. Her affection towards her dogs was very palpable, even the dogs were very much attached to her as was confirmed by several of her old clients.
Leanne Goggins was never a celebrity in her own right but her association with Watson brought her under media attention. Her net worth was last estimated at £300,000, thanks to her association with her spouse who enjoys a net worth of $8 million.
Relationship With Walton Goggins
Leanne was married to veteran actor Walton Goggins, the duo met in 2000 and commenced dating shortly afterward. After a year, they decided to culminate their relationship in matrimony. Their nuptials took place in 2001, just after her spouse completed the shooting of the movie titled Shanghai Noon. Their union endured for three years and eventually came to an end through a divorce which was accomplished in 2004.
According to reports, the marriage became unstable when Leanne expressed her displeasure with her partner’s busy schedule, and besides, she didn’t like living in LA and was homesick for her native Canada. Leanne was the one to request the divorce which saw the end of their union.
Before their divorce, friends actually perceived them as a perfect couple with the belief that their union was a happily ever after type. They were always spotted together in public, attending functions and events. However, all communication stopped after their divorce and they even went as far as deleting their pictures together from their respective accounts online.
Leanne’s height and body weight were never listed but her general body statistics were 34-24-32 and she had dark brown hair and blue eyes. The deceased wife of Watson Goggins used to wear a bra size of 34B.
Leanne Goggins Death
Leanne Goggins died on the 12th of November 2004; her death was ruled as suicide because she jumped from the 17th floor of a Los Angeles tower. It was fatal but she did not die on the spot and was taken to the nearest health facility where she received treatment. The immediate cause of death was listed as head injuries, as well as internal bleeding. According to reports, Leanne gave her husband the divorce papers before the suicide.
Another report surfaced which suggested that Leanne Goggins had a case of chronic depression and the rift between her and Walton may have aggravated the matter. The exact reason for her suicide never came to light but sources attributed it to her state of constant unhappiness in her marriage which stems mainly from her husband’s busy schedule.