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

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