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

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