Famous People Who Died by Hanging

Updated January 15, 2020 136.2k views 644 items

List of famous people who died by hanging, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who were hanged are listed alphabetically and include the famous hanging victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Here are also celebrities who attempted suicide and celebs who died of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

This list of celebrities who died by hanging includes Robin Williams, David Carradine, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, and more. Most of these cases involve people dealing with suicidal issues. 

These notable hanging deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has hung themselves as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own fort Alexander McQueen label in 1992. His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen died by suicide in 2010, at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair, London. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1969-2010)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, London Borough of Lewisham, + more

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Adolf Eichmann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Otto Adolf Eichmann ( YKHE-mən, German: [ˈʔɔto ˈʔaːdɔlf ˈʔaɪçman]; 19 March 1906 – 1 June 1962) was a German-Austrian Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (Senior Assault Unit Leader) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was tasked by SS-Obergruppenführer (Senior Group Leader) Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics involved in the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. He was captured by the Mossad in Argentina on 11 May 1960 and subsequently found guilty of war crimes in a widely publicised trial in Jerusalem, Israel. Eichmann was executed by hanging in 1962. After an unremarkable school ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 56 (1906-1962)

Birthplace: Germany, Solingen

Anthony Bourdain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook's Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Bhagat Singh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Bhagat Singh (Punjabi pronunciation: [pə̀ɡət̪ sɪ́ŋɡ] (listen) 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at age 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement. In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru, fatally shot a 21-year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore, British India, mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation, for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate. They believed Scott was responsible for the death of popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai, by having ordered a lathi ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 24 (1907-1931)

Birthplace: Jaranwala Tehsil

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