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

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