Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes
and though he worried about his mental stability, he often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation with a razor when, in a rage, he severed part of his own left ear. He spent time in psychiatric hospitals, including a period at Saint-Rémy
. After he discharged himself and moved to the Auberge Ravoux
near Paris, he came under the care of the homeopathic
doctor Paul Gachet
. His depression continued and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a Lefaucheux
He died from his injuries two days later.