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

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