List of famous people who died of multiple gunshot suicide, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from multiple gunshot suicide includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of multiple gunshot suicide, including actors, musicians and athletes.
This is a list that includes people like Gary Webb and Frank Stanford.
This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from multiple gunshot suicide?" and "Which famous people died due to multiple gunshot suicide?"These notable multiple gunshot suicide deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has multiple gunshot suicide as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (9 items)
Gary Webb, a journalist known for his series Dark Alliance, which follows the cocaine smuggling from Nicaragua to Los Angeles, had been depressed for years after being laid off and unable to find a job at a daily newspaper. Unable to financially support his family, Webb shot himself twice in the head. The suicide was confirmed when they found a note left by him.
Gary Stephen Webb was an American investigative reporter. He began his career on newspapers in Kentucky and Ohio, winning numerous awards and building a strong reputation for investigative writing. Hired by the San Jose Mercury News, Webb contributed to the paper's Pulitzer-prize winning coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Webb is best known for his "Dark Alliance" series, which appeared in the Mercury News in 1996. The series examined the origins of the crack-cocaine trade in Los Angeles and claimed that members of the anti-government Contra rebels in Nicaragua had played a major role in creating the trade, using cocaine profits to support their struggle. It also suggested that they may ...more
Age: Died at 49 (1955-2004)
Birthplace: Corona, California, United States of Americasee more on Gary Webb
American poet, Frank Stanford, had been known for his depression in the past, and friends said he may have planned to die before he turned 30. After his wife discovered he had committed adultery and argued about it, Stanford left the room and shot himself three times in the heart.
Frank Stanford was a prolific American poet. He is most known for his epic, The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You— a labyrinthine poem without stanzas or punctuation. In addition, Stanford published six shorter books of poetry throughout his 20s, and three posthumous collections of his writings have also been published. Just shy of his 30th birthday, Stanford died on June 3, 1978 in his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the victim of three self-inflicted pistol wounds to the heart. In the three decades since, he has become a cult figure in American letters. ...more
Age: Died at 30 (1948-1978)
Birthplace: Richton, Mississippi, United States of Americasee more on Frank Stanford
Founder of the Palestinian "Fatah -- The Revolutionary Council," Abu Nidal was a mercenary who's group focused on airport attacks in Vienna and Rome in 1985. Some say he died in 2002 when he shot himself through the mouth because he was sick with leukemia. Others say he'd been killed through the orders of Sadam Hussein. Reports say three gunshot wounds were found in his body, though evidence is inconclusive about how he actually died.
Sabri Khalil al-Banna, known as Abu Nidal, was the founder of Fatah – The Revolutionary Council, a militant Palestinian splinter group commonly known as the Abu Nidal Organization. At the height of its power in the 1970s and 1980s, the ANO was widely regarded as the most ruthless of the Palestinian groups. Abu Nidal formed the ANO in October 1974 after a split from Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction within the Palestine Liberation Organization. Acting as a freelance contractor, Abu Nidal is believed to have ordered attacks in 20 countries, killing over 300 and injuring over 650. The group's operations included the Rome and Vienna airport attacks on 27 December 1985, when gunmen opened fire on ...more
Age: Died at 65 (1937-2002)
Birthplace: Jaffa, Israelsee more on Abu Nidal
David Jacobs, a steroid dealer who was involved in the largest steroid rings in the United States, including being guilty of selling tens of thousands of dollars worth of performance-enhancing drugs to NFL players, was found in June of 2008 dead with his girlfriend, both of whom had multiple gunshot wounds. Amidst their bodies, police also found bags of steroids and marijuana, syringes, scales, and a loaded .22 semi automatic gun.
David Jacobs was a personal trainer, convicted steroid dealer and informant. ...more
Age: Died at 35 (1973-2008)