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

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