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

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