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

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