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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. 

Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills. After his film debut in the musical comedy Popeye, he starred or co-starred in widely acclaimed films, including the comedy-drama The World According to Garp, the war comedy Good Morning, Vietnam, the dramas Dead Poets Society and Awakenings, the comedy-drama The Fisher King, a voice role in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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#1 on The Funniest People of All Time

#30 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#3 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#1 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Chester Bennington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Chester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist of rock bands Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise. He was originally the lead vocalist for Sean Dowdell And His Friends? and Grey Daze. He is also the current lead vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots and rock cover band Bucket of Weenies. Bennington became known as a vocalist with Linkin Park's debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000, which was a massive commercial success. The album was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005, making it the best-selling debut album of the decade, as well as one of the few albums to ever hit that many sales. Linkin Park's following studio albums, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 41 (1976-2017)

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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#28 on Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region—which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq. As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflict between the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 69 (1937-2006)

Birthplace: Al-Awja, Iraq

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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died by Hanging
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Hideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October 17, 1941 to July 22, 1944. As Prime Minister, he was responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor, which initiated war between Japan and the United States, although planning for it had begun before he entered office. After the end of the war, Tojo was arrested, sentenced to death for Japanese war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, and hanged on December 23, 1948. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 64 (1884-1948)

Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo

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