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Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes

For one reason or another, these famous people opted to end their lives by committing suicide, and their famous last words were left in these suicide notes. Just as they were notable in life, these celebrities were notable in their deaths, which came as a shock to their adoring fans, family members, and loved ones. These famous suicide notes have become as well known as some of the people they were written by.

Just like the last words spoken by criminals before their executions, these words will be the last thing remembered by these celebrities. Some spoke to their family members, such as grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and Mexican actress Lupe Velez, while others focused more on themselves, such as in the notes left by author Hunter S. Thompson and poet Sara Teasdale. Other suicide notes or famous last words said very little, such as the simple goodbye uttered by poet Hart Crane before he jumped to his (presumed) death.

Which celebrities wrote suicide notes? These famous people left more questions than they did answers when they chose to take their own lives.

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  1. "I feel certain that I'm going mad again. I feel we can't go thru another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices."

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    Age: Died at 59 (1882-1941)
    Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
    Institution: King's College London
    Cause Of Death: Drowning, Suicide
    Place Of Death: River Ouse, Sussex, United Kingdom
    Medical Conditions: Bipolar disorder
  2. "The act of taking my own life is not something I am doing without a lot of thought. I don't believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. I do believe strongly, however, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights that anyone in a free society should have. For me much of the world makes no sense, but my feelings about what I am doing ring loud and clear to an inner ear and a place where there is no self, only calm. Love always, Wendy."

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    Age: Died at 49 (1949-1998)
    Birthplace: Webster, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer
    Institution: Eastman School of Music
    Cause Of Death: Suicide
    Place Of Death: Storrs, Connecticut, United States of America
  3. "The future is just old age and illness and pain.... I must have peace and this is the only way."

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    Age: Died at 68 (1889-1957)
    Birthplace: Dudley, United Kingdom
    Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Film Director
    Institution: Kates Hill Primary School
    Cause Of Death: Drowning, Suicide
    Place Of Death: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  4. Lupe Velez

    "To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me too but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe."

  5. "No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won't hurt."

    Hunter S. Thompson left the note, titled "Football Season is Over," for his wife, Anita. He shot himself four days later at his home in Aspen, Colorado, after weeks of pain from a host of physical problems that included a broken leg and a hip replacement. The two were on the telephone at the time.

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    Age: Died at 68 (1937-2005)
    Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Author, Writer
    Institution: Highland Middle School, Columbia University, Atherton High School, Columbia University School of General Studies, Louisville Male High School + 1 more
    Height: 6'3"
    Cause Of Death: Suicide
    Place Of Death: Woody Creek, Colorado, United States of America
    Children: Juan Fitzgerald Thompson
  6. "Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for Frances for her life will be so much happier without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU."

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    Age: Died at 27 (1967-1994)
    Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America
    Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Artist
    Institution: Aberdeen High School
    Height: 5'9"
    Cause Of Death: Suicide, Gunshot
    Place Of Death: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    Children: Frances Bean Cobain
    Medical Conditions: Hyperactivity, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Bipolar disorder
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