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

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