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

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