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

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