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

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