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

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