19 Famous People Whose Parents Committed Suicide

The suicide of a loved one, especially a parent, is a trauma that can take years to heal from. Imagine undergoing that grieving process in the public eye. Sadly, these celebrities had to do just that. A number of famous people had parents who committed suicide. Some of these stars are musicians, while others are actors. Many celebrities who have experienced this type of family tragedy have suffered from depression throughout their lives.

Who will you find on this list of famous people whose parents committed suicide? Jane Fonda didn't know that her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, had committed suicide until she read it in a magazine. "A year after my mother died, I was in study hall and a girlfriend passed me a movie magazine, in which it said that my mother had cut her throat," she said. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey's father also killed himself.

Ernest Hemingway's father, Clarence Hemingway, committed suicide in 1928 by shooting himself in the head. Tragically, Hemingway also committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1961. Other famous people whose parents committed suicide include Tricky, Melissa Gilbert, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have had parents who killed themselves? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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