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

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