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

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