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

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