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

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