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

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