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

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