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

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