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

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