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

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