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51 Celebrities Who Attempted Suicide

List of Celebrities Who Attempted Suicide, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Despite their success, fame, and fortunes, several famous actors, actresses, musicians, and athletes have tried to end their own lives. Many of these celebrities have fully recovered from their attempted suicides, but others continue to struggle with the pressures of stardom and disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. 

Who is the most famous person who attempted suicide? Britney Spears tops our list. According to an unauthorized biography, Britney Spears attempted suicide twice in 2006. This was around the time of her divorce from Kevin Federline and before her infamous head-shaving incident. Actress Halle Berry told People magazine that she attempted to commit suicide after her marriage to David Justice ended. She said, "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming... when I had an image of my mother finding me." Other famous actresses who attempted suicide include Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, and Patty Duke, who was later diagnosed with manic depression.

Owen Wilson reportedly attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrists in 2007. Drew Carey tried to end his life by overdosing on pills when he was 18 and again when he was 20. Elton John tried to kill himself by sticking his head in a glass stove and breathing in the deadly fumes. He wrote the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" about the event.

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  1. Drew Barrymore attempted suicide by cutting her wrists with a kitchen knife when she was just 14 years old. 

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    Age: 40
    Birthplace: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author + 3 more
    Height: 5'4"
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  2. Elton John tried to kill himself by sticking his head in a glass stove and breathing in the deadly gases. He wrote the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" about the event.

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    Age: 68
    Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter + 4 more
    Institution: Royal Academy of Music, Pinner County Grammar School
    Height: 5'7"
    Medical Conditions: Appendicitis, Bulimia nervosa
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  3. Halle Berry told People magazine that she attempted to commit suicide after her marriage to David Justice ended. She said, "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me."

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    Age: 49
    Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: Heskett Middle School, Cuyahoga Community College, Bedford High School
    Height: 5'5"
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  4. Owen Wilson reportedly attempted to commit suicide by slitting his wrists in 2007.

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    Age: 47
    Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: New Mexico Military Institute, University of Texas at Austin, St. Mark's School
    Height: 5'10"
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  5. Princess Diana tried to commit suicide by throwing herself down a flight of stairs because she was so distraught over how Prince Charles treated her.

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    Age: Died at 36 (1961-1997)
    Birthplace: Sandringham, England
    Profession: Crown Princess
    Institution: Institut Alpin Videmanette, The New School at West Heath
    Height: 5'10"
    Cause Of Death: Traffic collision
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
    Medical Conditions: Bulimia nervosa
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  6. Johnny Cash tried to commit suicide in 1969, while he was high on drugs, by getting lost in the Nickajack Cave.

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    Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)
    Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America
    Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor + 1 more
    Height: 6'1"
    Cause Of Death: Diabetes mellitus
    Place Of Death: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: Parkinson's disease
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