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

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