Amateur Photographer magazine has reported that Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke suffered from clinical depression and was a voluntary patient at The Priory hospital before he was hit by a train and died on 25 March.

Amateur Photographer magazine has reported that Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke suffered from clinical depression and was a voluntary patient at The Priory hospital in south-west London before he was hit by a train and died on 25 March.

Details of the photographer’s illness were revealed at his funeral yesterday, a private ceremony held at the Brompton Cemetery in London where he took many of his pictures.

Bob Carlos Clarke, 55, died at the White Hart Lane level-crossing near Barnes after apparently throwing himself in front of a Waterloo bound train, according to a witness at the scene.

It has been confirmed to Amateur Photographer that shortly before he died the photographer had said to a member of the hospital’s staff that he was going out and

signed out of the grounds in accordance with hospital procedures. The information was reported by a spokeswoman for The Priory, who told AP: ?Our clinical governance procedures and risk assessment procedures are superlative so there wasn’t any kind of systems failure.?

Bob Carlos Clarke was being treated for ‘severe clinical depression’, according to today’s Independent newspaper but the hospital ? based in Roehampton – refused to confirm this.

Read the full story at www.amateurphotographer.com. Readers can contribute to the recently set up Bob Carlos Clarke Foundation at www.bobcarlosclarke.com