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

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