Former U.S. sitcom star Willie Aames is attempting to raise money and turn his life around following a suicide attempt last year (08) - by selling off his personal belongings to neighbours.
The cash-strapped Charles In Charge actor held a garage sale on Thursday (26Mar09) at his home in Olathe, Kansas - even signing autographs while haggling with bargain-hunters.
TV camera crews were there to film the sale, where Aames sold a variety of items including antiques, artwork, a piano, mounted deer heads and TV and movie memorabilia.
Aames attempted to take his own life last November (08) by ingesting a cocktail of alcohol and pills and slashing his throat after suffering a breakdown in Los Angeles.
The star fell into a spiral of depression after his wife of 22 years, Maylo, asked for a divorce the same month he was declared bankrupt.