16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide People
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16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

List of celebrities whose children committed suicide, with photos. Many of these children were known for their parent's celebrity status, and their deaths are truly tragic. Famous children can have a hard time establishing a name for themselves to the media. They have tried to emerge from their parent's shadow, and have failed to become an heir to their parents' popularity. Due to this, the children born to famous parent have collapsed under domicile insecurity. Many of these kids were drug addicts and had long contemplated killing themselves. As a result of their addiction, death by drug overdose became a common behavior for these celebrity offspring. A loss of a child is irreparable and sadly these celebrities who had these poor children probably never saw it coming.
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  1. Talk show host Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane Linkletter, committed suicide in 1969 by jumping to her death from a window at her apartment in West Hollywood. She was 20. Linkletter blamed his daughter's death on LSD and proclaimed it not a suicide. A friend and witness claimed that Diane had been emotional and very upset the night before her death.



    Born: 1912
    Birthplace: Moose Jaw, Canada
    Profession: Radio personality, Actor, Presenter
    Institution: San Diego State University
    Date Of Death: 2010
    Cause Of Death: Natural causes
    Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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  2. Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson's daughter, Nikki Bacharach, suffocated in 2007, at age 40, using a plastic bag and helium. Nikki grew up with emotional issues and, many believe, a then-undiagnosed case of Asperger's syndrome. She struggled through school and her adult life.



    Born: 1928
    Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter + 4 more
    Institution: McGill University, Mannes College of Music
    Height: 5'8"
    Burt Bacharach : see more

  3. In 1995, Carroll O'Connor's son, Hugh, committed suicide after a long battle with drug addiction at the age of 32. Hugh had become addicted to painkillers after a battle with cancer, and then eventually moved to harder drugs. He called his father to tell him he was going to end his life. Police arrived at Hugh's home, but it was too late, as he had already shot himself.



    Born: 1924
    Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    Institution: Wake Forest University, University of Montana - Missoula, United States Merchant Marine Academy, University College Dublin
    Height: 5'10"
    Date Of Death: 2001
    Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction, Diabetes mellitus
    Place Of Death: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Carroll O'Connor : see more

  4. In 1965, actor Charles Boyer's only child, Michael Charles Boyer, committed suicide at age 21 while playing Russian Roulette after a bad breakup. Thirteen years later, Charles Boyer too would take his own life with a lethal dose of seconal.



    Born: 1899
    Birthplace: Figeac, France
    Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
    Institution: Sorbonne
    Height: 5'8"
    Date Of Death: 1978
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Suicide
    Place Of Death: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
    Charles Boyer : see more

  5. Gloria Vanderbilt's oldest son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, when he was 23. He jumped from the 14th floor terrace of his mother's Manhattan apartment. In her memoir, Vanderbilt wrote that she believes the suicide was caused by a psychotic episode induced by an allergic relationship to Carter's anti-asthma medication, salbutamol.



    Born: 1924
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Fashion designer, Socialite, Designer, Actor, Writer + 1 more
    Institution: Wheeler School, Miss Porter's School, Art Students League of New York
    Gloria Vanderbilt : see more

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