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

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