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

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