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

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