Whether it's a Hollywood celeb or another famous figure, this list of famous suicides goes to show fame doesn't always buy happiness. From Robin Williams to Swedish DJ Avicii, plenty of rich & famous stars struggle with mental health—among other hardships. To put things into perspective, just check out this complete list of the most famous suicides in history, including a lot of Hollywood suicides.
Some of these famous suicides happened by overdose, as many of those who took their own lives were consumed by depression. An actor or two on this list was also believed to have killed himself, though the results of his death report has been disputed. The list below shows all celebrity suicides and all other notable people who ended their lives. What celebrities have committed suicide? This list also includes information about the methods of committing suicide used by each of these famous people who killed themselves. In short, numerous notable actors, musicians, and other famous professionals have become victims of suicide.
Albert Ayler Dec. at 34 (1936-1970) American jazz saxophonist, jumped into New York City's East River Albert Ayler was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer. Ayler began recording music during the free jazz era of the 1960s, but some critics claim that, although his style ...more
Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Dec. at 25 (1874-1899) Member of the British Royal Family, shot himself Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, born Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, was the only son and heir apparent of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Ambrose Olsen Dec. at 25 (1985-2010) Ambrose Olsen was an American male fashion model. He was known for appearing in dozens of ad campaigns for Armani and Hugo Boss.
Andrew Koenig Dec. at 42 (1968-2010) Joshua Andrew Koenig, was an American character actor, film director, editor, writer, and human rights activist.
Antonin Moine Dec. at 53 (1796-1849) Antonin-Marie Moine was a French romantic sculptor in the first half of the 19th century.
Assia Wevill Dec. at 42 (1927-1969) German born lover of English poet Ted Hughes; murder-suicide of her daughter with Hughes, gas Assia Wevill was a German-born woman who escaped the Nazis, living in Mandate Palestine and later in Britain, where she had a relationship with the English poet Ted Hughes. She killed herself ...more
Benjamin Hendrickson Dec. at 56 (1950-2006) Benjamin Hendrickson was an American actor known for playing Harold "Hal" Munson, Jr., the Chief of Detectives for the mythical town of Oakdale on the daytime soap opera, As the World
Brian Bianchini Dec. at 26 (1978-2004) Brian Leo Bianchini was an American male model, and occasional film actor, active from the late 1990s through the mid-2000s.
Brad Delp Dec. at 56 (1951-2007) Bradley Edward Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.
Butch Trucks age 71
Drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, shot himself in West Palm Beach, FL, on January 24, 2017. Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, ...more
Drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, shot himself in West Palm Beach, FL, on January 24, 2017.Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, ...more