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

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