Gmail accounts do not get deleted but they can be disabled
Nope. If you have a gmail account you'll have one forever. There are ways to delete it but Google doesn't make it easy (like Facebook) and you'll only be adding more to the data pool.<br />
Wait, I take that back. Apparently there is a procedure. I just wouldn't trust Google to actually respect it.
1-Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of Gmail, then Mail settings, and open the Accounts and Import tab.
2-Click Other Google Account settings in the "Change account settings" section.
3-Click Edit in the "My products" section.
4-Click Remove Gmail permanently.