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

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