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

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