The ‘Hungarian Suicide Song,’ Gloomy Sunday, and the Man Behind It, Rezső Seress

Gloomy Sunday, which became to be known as the ‘Hungarian Suicide Song’ was originally released in 1933. The words were written by poet László Jávor, while the music was composed by Rezső Seress, born 124 years ago today. Seress ended up taking his own life himself, at age 68.