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Famous People Who Died by Hanging

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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. 

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.

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