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

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