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Famous People Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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List of famous people who died of carbon monoxide poisoning, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by CO2 poisoning are listed by fame and notoriety and include the famous carbon monoxide poisoning victims’ hometowns and biographical info about them when available. List ranges from James Kisner to Zurab Zhvania, plus much more. These notable CO2 poisoning deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has carbon monoxide poisoning as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (57 Items)

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    Sylvia Plath was an American author who wrote "The Bell Jar." Plath suffered from depression throughout much of her life. On February 11, 1963, she died from carbon monoxide poisoning by placing her head in the oven with the gas on. Plath was 30 years old at the time of her death.
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    Profession: Poet, Novelist, Author, Writer
    Age: Died at 31 (1932-1963)
    Birthplace: Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Institution: University of Cambridge, Boston University, Newnham College, Cambridge, Smith College
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Head in gas oven, Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: London, United Kingdom
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    Anne Sexton was an American poet who won a Pulitzer Prize for her book "Live or Die." Her struggle with depression was often explored through her writing. On October 4, 1974, Sexton committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning by locking herself in the garage with the car running. She was 45 years old.
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    Profession: Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Writer, Playwright
    Age: Died at 46 (1928-1974)
    Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Institution: Garland Junior College, Boston University
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: Weston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    Dan James White was a San Fransisco politician who made national headlines when he assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. He served five years in prison for the crimes.

    On October 21, 1985, two years after he was released from prison, White committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. He attached a garden hose to his car's exhaust pipe and led the poisonous fumes into the vehicle where he was located.
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    Profession: Firefighter, Politician, Police officer
    Age: Died at 39 (1946-1985)
    Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    Institution: Archbishop Riordan High School
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: California, United States of America
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    John Kennedy Toole was an American author who wrote "A Confederacy of Dunces." He suffered from paranoia and depression in the later years of his life. On March 26, 1969, he committed suicide by running a garden hose from the exhaust pipe to the interior of his car. He left a suicide note for his parents, who later destroyed the letter.
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    Profession: Journalist, Soldier, Professor, Novelist, Author + 1 more
    Age: Died at 32 (1937-1969)
    Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    Institution: Columbia University, Tulane University
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States of America
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    Thelma Todd was an American actress who appeared in "Monkey Business." On December 16, 1935, she was found dead, due to carbon monoxide poisoning, in the garage of Jewel Carmen, the ex-wife of Todd's lover Roland West. It is unclear if she intended to kill herself or if she simply turned on the car to keep warm.
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    Profession: Actor
    Age: Died at 29 (1906-1935)
    Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    William Inge was an American playwright who produced the play "Picnic." He committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on June 10, 1973. Inge was 60 years old.
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    Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
    Age: Died at 60 (1913-1973)
    Birthplace: Independence, Kansas, United States of America
    Institution: Independence Community College, Peabody College, University of Kansas
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Carbon monoxide poisoning
    Place Of Death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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