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

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