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

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