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

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