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Famous Artists Who Committed Suicide

Updated 31 May 2017 35.0k views21 items

Painters, photographers, and sculptors pour their emotions into their work - and for some artists, those emotions aren't always easy. Many notable artists have committed suicide, and several did so after suffering from depression for many years. Some famous artist suicides have been debated as being cover-ups for foul play.

Who are some famous artists who committed suicide? On July 29, 1890, Vincent van Gogh died from a gunshot wound to the stomach. His death is believed to have been a suicide, as he struggled with mental illness throughout his life, but some suspect foul play. On February 25, 1970, Mark Rothko committed suicide by slitting his wrists and overdosing on antidepressants at the age of 66. Other famous artists who committed suicide include Spider Martin, Kay Sage, and Antonin Moine.

Are you surprised that so many talented artists killed themselves? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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