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

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