Famous People Who Committed Suicide

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Cleopatra
(Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt (51 - 30 BC))
Cleopatra
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Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030
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Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
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Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Vincent van Gogh
(One of the Most Famous and Influential Artists of All Time)
Vincent van Gogh
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Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890
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Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)
Chester Bennington
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)
Ernest Hemingway
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Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961
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Virginia Woolf
(One of the Most Important Modernist 20th-Century Authors)
Virginia Woolf
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941
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Sylvia Plath
(Famous for Her Books 'The Bell Jar' and 'Ariel')
Sylvia Plath
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11, 1963
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Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)
Hunter S. Thompson
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Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Caroline Flack
(Television Presenter)
Caroline Flack
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Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Adolf Hitler
(Nazi Dictator and Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945))
Adolf Hitler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Avicii
(Swedish DJ & Remixer Known for His Single 'Levels')
Avicii
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Margot Kidder
(Actress)
Margot Kidder
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Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Canada
Died: May 13, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Erwin Rommel
(General)
Erwin Rommel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Hannibal
(Military General)
Hannibal
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Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0184 BC
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Nero
(Roman Emperor)
Nero
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Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068
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David Foster Wallace
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008
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Junior Seau
(American Football Players)
Junior Seau
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: May 2, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jonathan Brandis
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Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
Died: November 12, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Eva Braun
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Donny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)
Donny Hathaway
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 13, 1979
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: April 12, 0065
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Freddie Prinze
(American Actor and Stand-up Comedian Known for His TV Sitcom ‘Chico and the Man’)
Freddie Prinze
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Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: January 29, 1977
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Martha Gellhorn
(Novelist & Travel writer)
Martha Gellhorn
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Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15, 1998
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Aaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)
Aaron Swartz
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11, 2013
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Mark Rothko
(Painter)
Mark Rothko
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Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: February 25, 1970
Elliott Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21, 2003
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George Reeves
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Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa
Died: June 16, 1959
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sulli
(Actress, Singer)
Sulli
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Birthdate: March 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jean Seberg
(Actress)
Jean Seberg
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Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: August 30, 1979
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Abbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist, Social activist)
Abbie Hoffman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989
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Tony Scott
(Director Known for His Successful Thriller Films: ‘Top Gun’, ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ and ‘Days of Thunder')
Tony Scott
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Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tynemouth, England
Died: August 19, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer and Motorcycle Racer Who Was a Member of the Electronic Dance Act ‘The Prodigy’)
Keith Flint
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Salvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973
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Margaux Hemingway
(Model, Actress)
Margaux Hemingway
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Birthdate: February 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: July 1, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
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Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23, 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Diane Arbus
(Photographer)
Diane Arbus
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 26, 1971
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Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)
Thich Quang Duc
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963
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Kevin Carter
(Photographer)
Kevin Carter
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg
Died: July 27, 1994
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Keith Emerson
(Musician)
Keith Emerson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: March 11, 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Inger Stevens
(Actress)
Inger Stevens
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Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30, 1970
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Charles Boyer
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Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Chelsie Kryst
(Beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019.)
Chelsie Kryst
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Died: January 30, 2022
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Kerry Von Erich
(Professional Wrestler)
Kerry Von Erich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1993
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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George Eastman
(Inventor of Roll Film)
George Eastman
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Birthdate: July 12, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterville
Died: March 14, 1932
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Hermann Goring
(German Military Leader)
Hermann Goring
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Germany
Died: October 15, 1946
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mindy McCready
(Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels)
Mindy McCready
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: February 17, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ray Combs
(Actor, Television actor)
Ray Combs
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Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: June 2, 1996
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Meriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)
Meriwether Lewis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809
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Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976
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Magda Goebbels
(Joseph Goebbels' Wife)
Magda Goebbels
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 1, 1945
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.