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

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