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

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