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

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