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

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