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

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