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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 ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Stand-up comedian

Credits: Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Aladdin

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1976-2017)

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: Underworld: Evolution, Transformers, Twilight, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1937-2006)

Birthplace: Al-Awja, Iraq

Profession: Politician, Party leader, Writer

Credits: Long Days

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1884-1948)

Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo

Profession: Politician, Military Officer

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