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Famous suicides list is a list of famous people who committed suicide - celebrities and historical figures - with photos. The complete list of the most famous suicides in history, including a lot of Hollywood suicides. What celebrities have killed themselves? Some of these famous suicides happened by overdose of sleeping pills or drugs; 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. This list includes notable actors, musicians, and other famous professionals that are victims of suicide. If you find this list interesting, check out these lists of famous suicide notes and of these suicidal celebrities who attempted to kill themselves.
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Edwin Valero is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Famous Suicides List
Edwin Valero Died at 29 (1981-2010) Venezuelan boxer, hanging, after arrest on suspicion of murdering his wife Edwin Valero was a Venezuelan professional boxer. He was born in Bolero Alto, and raised in El Vigía. Valero was an undefeated southpaw boxer and former two weight world champion who ...more

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Elise Cowen is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Famous Suicides List
Elise Cowen Died at 29 (1933-1962) Elise Nada Cowen was an American poet. She was part of the Beat generation, and was close to Allen Ginsberg, one of the movement's leading figures.

Elizabeth Hartman is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Famous Suicides List
Elizabeth Hartman Died at 44 (1943-1987) Mary Elizabeth Hartman was an American actress, best known for her performance in the 1965 film A Patch of Blue, playing a blind girl named Selina D'Arcy, opposite Sidney Poitier, a role for ...more

Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Famous Suicides List
Elliott Smith Died at 34 (1969-2003) Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, ...more

Emilio Salgari is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Famous Suicides List
Emilio Salgari Died at 49 (1862-1911) Emilio Salgari was an Italian writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of science fiction. For over a century, his novels were mandatory reading for generations of youth eager for ...more

Ephraim Lewis is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Famous Suicides List
Ephraim Lewis Died at 26 (1968-1994) Ephraim Lewis was an English soul/neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was one of many highly anticipated performers that emerged in the early 1990s. However, he died with only one ...more

Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Famous Suicides List
Ernest Hemingway Died at 62 (1899-1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

Eve Miller is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Famous Suicides List
Eve Miller Died at 50 (1923-1973) Eve Miller, was an American actress who appeared in 41 films between 1945 and 1961. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and died in Van Nuys, California. She committed suicide at age 50.

Evelyn Hoey is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Famous Suicides List
Evelyn Hoey Died at 25 (1910-1935) Evelyn Hoey was a Broadway theatre torch singer and actress.

Evelyn Nelson is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Famous Suicides List
Evelyn Nelson Died at 24 (1899-1923) Evelyn Nelson was an American silent film actress.

Ezra Winter is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Famous Suicides List
Ezra Winter Died at 63 (1886-1949) Ezra Augustus Winter was a prominent American muralist. Winter was born in Traverse City, Michigan, trained at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in 1908, and the American Academy in Rome in 1914. ...more

Everett Sloane is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous Suicides List
Everett Sloane Died at 56 (1909-1965) Everett H. Sloane was an American character actor who worked in radio, theatre, films and television. He was also a songwriter and theatre director.

Forrest H. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Famous Suicides List
Forrest H. Anderson Died at 76 (1913-1989) Governor of Montana, gunshot Forrest Howard Anderson was an American politician and judge who served as the 17th Governor of Montana from 1969 to 1973.

Francesco Gaeta is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Famous Suicides List
Francesco Gaeta Died at 48 (1879-1927) Francesco Gaeta was an Italian poet. His early works were initially influenced by Gabriele D'Annunzio, and were characterized by a sentimental and sensual mood. His language featured both ...more

Frank B. Brandegee is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Famous Suicides List
Frank B. Brandegee Died at 60 (1864-1924) Frank Bosworth Brandegee was a United States Representative and Senator from Connecticut.

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Freddie Prinze is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Famous Suicides List
Freddie Prinze Died at 23 (1954-1977) Freddie James Prinze, Sr. was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Prinze was the star of 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. He also was the father of the actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Gabriel Ferrater is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Famous Suicides List
Gabriel Ferrater age 93 Gabriel Ferrater i Soler was an author, translator and scholar of linguistics of the sixties who wrote in the Catalan language. His poetical work is one of the most important among the authors ...more

Gary Vinson is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Famous Suicides List
Gary Vinson Died at 48 (1936-1984) Gary Vinson was an American actor who appeared in significant roles in three television series of the 1960s: The Roaring 20s, McHale's Navy, and Pistols 'n' Petticoats.

George P. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Famous Suicides List
George P. Lawrence Died at 58 (1859-1917) George Pelton Lawrence was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

George Reeves is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Famous Suicides List
George Reeves Died at 45 (1914-1959) George Reeves was an American actor known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a polarizing topic; the ...more

George Sterling is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous Suicides List
George Sterling Died at 57 (1869-1926) George Sterling was an American poet and playwright based in California who, during his time, was celebrated in Northern California as one of the greatest American poets, although he never ...more

Gregory Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Famous Suicides List
Gregory Gillespie Died at 64 (1936-2000) Gregory Joseph Gillespie was an American magic realist painter.

Gia Allemand is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Famous Suicides List
Gia Allemand Died at 30 (1983-2013) Gia Marie Allemand was an American actress, model, and reality television contestant. She was known for appearing in Maxim and competing on two ABC reality shows, The Bachelor: On the Wings of ...more

Gwili Andre is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Famous Suicides List
Gwili Andre Died at 51 (1908-1959) Danish actress, self-immolation Gwili Andre was a Danish model and actress who had a brief career in Hollywood films.

Harry M. Caudill is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Famous Suicides List
Harry M. Caudill Died at 68 (1922-1990) Harry M. Caudill was an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky.

Hayley Marie Kohle is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Famous Suicides List
Hayley Marie Kohle Died at 26 (1982-2008) Hayley Marie Kohle was a Canadian fashion model active in the 2000s. She worked internationally with contracts with agencies in Canada, United States, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Germany and the ...more

Henri Goetz is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Famous Suicides List
Henri Goetz Died at 80 (1909-1989) Henri Bernard Goetz was a French American Surrealist painter and engraver. He is known for his artwork, as well as for inventing the carborundum printmaking process. His work is represented in ...more

Harry Thurston Peck is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Famous Suicides List
Harry Thurston Peck Died at 58 (1856-1914) Harry Thurston Peck was an American classical scholar, author, editor, and critic.

Hollister Noble is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Famous Suicides List
Hollister Noble Died at 54 (1900-1954) Hollister Noble was an American historical novelist and screenwriter. He committed suicide after it was alleged that he had plagiarized the research of a book he had written. The decision that ...more

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Famous Suicides List
Hunter S. Thompson Died at 68 (1937-2005) Gonzo journalist, author of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", gunshot Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, to a middle-class family, Thompson had a turbulent youth after the death of his father left the ...more

Ian Curtis is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Famous Suicides List
Ian Curtis Died at 24 (1956-1980) Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, ...more

Ingrid Jonker is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Famous Suicides List
Ingrid Jonker Died at 32 (1933-1965) Ingrid Jonker, was a South African poet. Although she wrote in Afrikaans, her poems have been widely translated into other languages. Jonker has reached iconic status in South Africa and is ...more

James Forrestal is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Famous Suicides List
James Forrestal Died at 57 (1892-1949) James Vincent Forrestal was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. Forrestal was a supporter of naval battle groups centered ...more

Jacques Rigaut is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jacques Rigaut Died at 31 (1898-1929) Jacques Rigaut was a French surrealist poet. Born in Paris, he was part of the Dadaist movement. His works frequently talked about suicide and he came to regard its successful completion as his ...more

James Robert Baker is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Famous Suicides List
James Robert Baker Died at 51 (1946-1997) American writer James Robert Baker was an American author of sharply satirical, predominantly gay-themed transgressional fiction. A native Californian, his work is set almost entirely in Southern California. ...more

Jane Aiken Hodge is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jane Aiken Hodge Died at 92 (1917-2009) Jane Aiken Hodge was an American-born British writer.

Jason Altom is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jason Altom Died at 27 (1971-1998) American Ph.D. student, ingested potassium cyanide Jason Altom was a Ph.D. student working in the research group of Nobel laureate Elias James Corey at Harvard University. He killed himself by taking potassium cyanide in 1998, citing in his ...more

Jean Améry is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jean Améry Died at 66 (1912-1978) Member of the British Royal Family, shot himself Jean Améry, born Hanns Chaim Mayer, was an Austrian essayist whose work was often informed by his experiences during World War II. Formerly a philosophy and literature student in Vienna, ...more

Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jean Seberg Died at 41 (1938-1979) Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress. She starred in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Breathless, Lilith, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, ...more

Jeff Alm is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jeff Alm Died at 25 (1968-1993) American NFL player, gunshot Jeffrey Lawrence Alm was an American football player who played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers of the National Football League.

Jeremy Michael Boorda is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jeremy Michael Boorda Died at 57 (1939-1996) Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy Jeremy Michael Boorda was a United States Navy admiral who served as the 25th Chief of Naval Operations. Boorda is notable for being the first American sailor to have risen through the enlisted ...more

Jiah Khan is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Famous Suicides List
Jiah Khan Died at 25 (1988-2013) Nafisa Rizvi Khan was a British American actress, model and singer who appeared in Hindi films. She made her film debut in the 2007 Ram Gopal Verma film Nishabd for which she was nominated for ...more

Johannes Wiedewelt is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Famous Suicides List
Johannes Wiedewelt Died at 71 (1731-1802) Johannes Wiedewelt, Danish neoclassical sculptor, was born in Copenhagen to royal sculptor to the Danish Court, Just Wiedewelt, and his wife Birgitte Lauridsdatter. Following in his father's ...more

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Johannes Vares is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Famous Suicides List
Johannes Vares Died at 56 (1890-1946) Estonian poet, doctor and politician Johannes Vares, commonly known as Johannes Vares Barbarus, was an Estonian poet, doctor, and politician. Vares was born in Kiisa Heimtali Parish, Viljandi County, and educated at Pärnu ...more

John David Roy Atchison is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Famous Suicides List
John David Roy Atchison Died at 53 (1954-2007) American federal prosecutor and alleged child sex offender John David Roy Atchison was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Florida's northern district who gained notoriety when he was arrested for suspicion of soliciting sex from a 5-year old girl. Atchison ...more

John Gilbert Winant is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Famous Suicides List
John Gilbert Winant Died at 58 (1889-1947) John Gilbert Winant OM was an American politician with the Republican party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire. Winant was born on East Side, New York City, the son of ...more

John Mulgan is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Famous Suicides List
John Mulgan Died at 34 (1911-1945) John Alan Edward Mulgan was a New Zealand writer, journalist and editor, and the elder son of journalist and writer Alan Mulgan. His profound influence on New Zealand literature and identity ...more

John Porter East is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Famous Suicides List
John Porter East Died at 55 (1931-1986) John Porter East was a Republican U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina from 1981 until his suicide in 1986. A paraplegic since 1955, because of polio, East was a professor of political ...more

Joseph M. McCormick is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Famous Suicides List
Joseph M. McCormick Died at 48 (1877-1925) Joseph Medill McCormick, known as Medill McCormick, was part of the McCormick family of businessmen and politicians in Chicago. After working for some time and becoming part owner of the Chicago ...more

John Gould Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Famous Suicides List
John Gould Fletcher Died at 64 (1886-1950) John Gould Fletcher was an Imagist poet, author and authority on modern painting. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to a socially prominent family. After attending Phillips Academy, Andover ...more