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

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