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

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