18 “I must know one thing,” the king replied, “and tell me The Truth.” “Yes, my lord the king,” she responded.
Eventually he was successful (II Samuel 19:10- Absalom was anointed as king).
The hosts of Absalom confronted the followers of David, and a battle ensued at The woods of Gilead (Ephraim).
Absalom's men were routed, and he, himself fled the scene, but in doing so his long hair became caught in the branches of a terebinth tree, leaving him dangling at the mercy of the pursuing Joab.
Joab, slew him there. (II Samuel 15-18).