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

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