Losing a loved one to suicide is probably one of the most emotionally devastating experiences a person can go through. And when a celebrity commits suicide, then it is not just their family but the entire world that is left shocked and betrayed. On the surface it might seem like celebrities have perfect lives, courted by fame, wealth, and the adoration of fans. However like every other human being, famous people too experience pains and disappointments albeit away from the public eye. The news of a celebrity suicide catches us unawares and shocks us to the core. When the much beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide, his fans were left devastated. Just how could someone who made the world laugh get so disillusioned with life that he killed himself? Whitney Houston and Philip Seymour Hoffman are the other two name who immediately come to mind when we talk of suicide. Read on to know more about the famous people who committed suicide.
08 September 1989, Swedish
Musician, DJ
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Computer Scientist

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch

Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC, Egyptian, Greek

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
15 December 0037, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer
Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German
Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967, Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
17 March 1969, British
Fashion designer
Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American

Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer
Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900, German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

R. Budd DwyerR. Budd Dwyer
21 November 1939, American
Political Leader

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian

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Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921, American
Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887, Swiss, French

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African
Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian
Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile

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Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress
Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece

Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American
Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913, American

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British
Diane LinkletterDiane Linkletter
31 October 1948, American
Art Linkletter's Daughter

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French

Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904, American
Abstract Painter
Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943, Cuban
Cuban poet

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
14 April 1892, Australian
Archaeologist and Philologist

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908, Italian
Italian poet

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
18 June 1928, American
Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

W. S. Van DykeW. S. Van Dyke
21 March 1889, American
Film Director
Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
21 April 1882, American

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
09 October 1852, German

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
27 July 1881, German
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Seneca the YoungerLucius Annaeus Seneca
0004 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Philosopher & Statesman
Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader

Peyo YavorovPeyo Yavorov
01 January 1878, Bulgarian

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Ashley LovelaceAshley Lovelace
07 November 2002, American
Instagram Star

Daniel KyreDaniel Kyre
06 July 1994, American
YouTuber, Musician
Tony ScottTony Scott
21 June 1944, British
Film director, Film producer

Nick DrakeNick Drake
19 June 1948, Burmese
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer

Gary WebbGary Webb
31 August 1955, American

Seung-Hui ChoSeung-Hui Cho
18 January 1984, South Korean
David ReimerDavid Reimer
22 August 1965, Canadian