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

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