A badly wounded Vincent entered the inn around nine o’clock. When Ravoux asked what he had done, he replied: ‘I tried to kill myself’.
Theo was notified the following morning and rushed from Paris to the bedside, which he never left. Vincent was conscious and the brothers were able to converse. Theo later wrote to their mother: ‘Vincent said: I would so like to go, and an hour later he had his wish. Life weighed so heavily on him.’ Vincent died the following night.