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

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