Famous Suicides

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Can you name the famous people who took (or are largely believed to have taken) their own lives?

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Year(Method)PersonClaim to Fame
30BC (Snakebite or Other Poison)Iconic Leader of Middle Eastern Kingdom
1973 (Carbon Monoxide)American Playwright ('Bus Stop')
1989 (Gunshot [after shooting wife])Baseball Player (Relief Pitcher)
2007 (Carbon Monoxide)Lead Singer of American Rock Group
1997 (Gunshot)American 'Spree Killer'
1993 (Gunshot)American Dwarf Actor
1971 (Possible OD)Actress/Warhol Acolyte
1989 (OD of Phenobarbitol)Social and Political Activist/Author
1976 (Hanging)American Folk Singer/Songwriter ('Chords of Fame')
1932 (Jumped from Hollywood Sign)British Actress ('Thirteen Women')
2005 (Gunshot)American Author (Gonzo Journalism)
1964 (OD of Alcohol/Sedatives)American Actor ('This Gun for Hire')
1995 (Carbon Monoxide)Baseball Umpire/Author
1978 (Gunshot [after murdering wife])American Actor ('They Shoot Horses Don't They')
1999 (Gunshot [after shooting others])Domestic 'Terrorist'
1957 (Drowned in Own Pool)American Movie Director ('The Old Dark House')
1972 (OD of Nembutal)British Actor ('All About Eve')
1970 (OD/Arm Wounds)Latvian/American Abstract Artist
1900 (Slit Throat [after murdering entire family])Baseball Player (Catcher)
1963 (Gas from Oven)American Poet/Novelist
2008 (Hanging)American Novelist ('Infinite Jest')
1969 (Carbon Monoxide)American Novelist ('Confederacy of Dunces')
1983 (Purposeful Starvation)Radical Author/Activist
1994 (Gunshot)Lead Singer of American Rock Group
1979 (OD of Barbiturates/Alcohol)American Actress ('Breathless')
2004 (Drowned in East River)Monologist/Playwright
1974 (Carbon Monoxide)American Poetess
1932 (Drowned in Gulf of Mexico)American Poet ('The Bridge')
2009 (Gunshot)Nicaraguan Boxer/Politician
Year(Method)PersonClaim to Fame
1985 (Slit Wrists)Nutritionist/Author
1983 (OD of Tuinal [along with wife])Hungarian/English Writer ('Darkness at Noon')
2003 (Stabbed Self in Chest)American Singer-Songwriter ('Miss Misery')
1985 (Carbon Monoxide)San Francisco Politician/Assassin
1948 (Gunshot)American Actress ('I Wake Up Screaming')
30BC (Stabbed Self with Sword)Roman General/Politician
1945 (Gunshot)Politician/Propagandist
1967 (OD of Nembutal [after killing writer/lover])British Writer/Actor
1945 (Gunshot/Cyanide)Leader of European Country
1986 (Hanging)Singer/Keyboardist with Canadian/American Rock Band
1977 (Gunshot)American Actor ('Chico and the Man')
1929 (Jumped from Hotel)Prussian/American Beer Magnate
1975 (Hanging)Welsh Singer/Songwriter with British Rock Group
1979 (Jumped from Essex House Hotel)Pop/R&B Singer/Duetist ('Where is the Love')
1945 (Cyanide)Mistress of European Leader
1984 (Gunshot)American Countercultural Writer ('Trout Fishing in America')
1997 (Gunshot)American Actor ('Family Affair')
68 (Stabbed Self in Neck)Roman Emperor
1969 (Jumped from Apartment [possibly on LSD])Daughter of Entertainer/Anti-Drug Activist
42BC (Impaled on Sword)Politician/Noted Assassin
2001 (Crashed Plane)Terrorist
1932 (Gunshot)British 'Bloomsbury' Painter
1999 (OD)American Actress ('Diff'rent Strokes')
1979 (OD of Heroin)Bassist for British Punk Group
182BC (Poison)Carthaginian Military Leader
1913 (Gunshot)Austrian Military Man/Spy
1936 (Gunshot)Pulp Literature Author
1889 (Voluntarily Shot by Lover)Circus Performer/Movie Subject
1978 (OD of Seconal)French/American Actor ('Algiers')
Year(Method)PersonClaim to Fame
1976 (Hanging [in prison])German Activist/Terrorist
1939 (OD/Assisted Suicide)Psychoanalyst/Author
1954 (Gunshot [Maybe Russian Roulette])R&B Singer ('Pledging My Love')
1991 (OD or Suffocation)Polish/American Novelist ('The Painted Bird')
1980 (Hanging)Lead Singer of British Rock Group
399BC (Poison/Voluntary Compliance with Sentence)Greek Philosopher
1978 (Gunshot, after orchestrating mass suicides])Cult Leader
1941 (Drowned in River, weighted by stones)British Novelist
1809 (Gunshot)American Explorer
1990 (Gunshot)American Rock Singer ('Runaway')
1943 (Gunshot)Chicago Gangster (Later TV Character)
1938 (Consumed Ant Paste)American Silent Film Actress (The Biograph Girl)
1982 (Gunshot)French Actor ('Going Places')
1974 (OD on prescription antidepressant)British Folk/Rock Singer/Songwriter ('Pink Moon')
1890 (Gunshot in Open Field)Dutch Painter
1954 (Possible OD)Mexican Painter
1970 (Drowned in East River)Avant-Garde Saxophonist
1987 (Asphyxiation [in prison])Deputy to WWII European Leader
1970 (Ritual Seppuku)Japanese Author
1971 (OD/Slit Wrists)American Photographer
1959 (Gunshot)American Actor ('Superman')
1961 (Gunshot)American Novelist
1902 (Unsure [after being publicly 'outed'])European Industrialist
1962 (OD of sleeping pills)American Actress/Icon
1973 (Gunshot)Leader of South American Country
1932 (Gunshot)Camera Inventor
1981 (Voluntary Starvation)Irish (IRA) Activist/Hunger-Striker
1944 (Cyanide/Forced Suicide)European Military Officer
1894 (Jumped from Window)Sibling of President/Father of First Lady

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