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

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