A 35-year-old white nationalist, seen carrying a tiki torch in a photo that became a symbol of a white supremacist rally in 2017, shot himself to death the day he was scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom to face drug smuggling charges.
Far-right activist Teddy Von Nukem died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a report.
Missouri’s Bradford Funeral Home confirmed Nukem’s death on Jan. 30. The 35-year-old died by suicide the week he was due in court for smuggling fentanyl across the southern border, according to the Daily Beast.
An Arizona judge issued a warrant for Von Nukem’s arrest the day he died behind his Hartshorn, Missouri, home. A coroner reportedly claimed Von Nukem — formerly Ted Landrum — left written evidence of his intentions to die.