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

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