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

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