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

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