was a resident of Brightlingsea, Essex in the United Kingdom. He was a University Professor and one of the country’s top experts on modern life. Dr. Crockett held a Masters Philosophy degree from Cambridge and was a chief officer with the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University. He had been suffering from depression caused by Lyme disease, which he believed he had caught during his time spent studying hill farming in Northumberland. A spokesman for Essex police said that Dr. Crockett had been exhibiting symptoms of extreme anxiety which is among the effects of the disease in its advanced stages.
Crockett took his own life September 14, 2006 after a difficult battle with Lyme disease.