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

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