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

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