List of famous people who committed suicide with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

British

Cancer

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)

21 May 1967

24 June 2007

Montreal, Canada

Canadian

Taurus

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

American

Cancer

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

29 July 1890

Zundert

French,Dutch

Aries

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

05 April 1994

Aberdeen, Washington, U.S

American

Pisces

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington

20 March 1976

20 July 2017

Phoenix, Arizona, U.S

American

Pisces

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

12 August 0030

Alexandria

Egyptian,Greek

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
(General)

15 November 1891

14 October 1944

Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany

German

Scorpio

NeroNero
(Emperor of Rome)

15 December 0037

09 June 0068

Anzio

Ancient Roman

Sagittarius

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels

29 October 1897

01 May 1945

Rheydt

German

Scorpio

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
(Nazi Commander)

07 October 1900

23 May 1945

Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany

German

Libra

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

18 May 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

American

Cancer

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Eva BraunEva Braun

06 February 1912

30 April 1945

Munich

German

Aquarius

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

Elliott SmithElliott Smith

06 August 1969

21 October 2003

Omaha

American

Leo

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
(Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler)

17 June 1900

02 May 1945

Wegeleben

German

Gemini

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

Cyrene

Greek

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
(Architect)

06 October 1887

27 August 1965

La Chaux-de-Fonds

Swiss,French,Swazi

Libra

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
(Fashion designer)

17 March 1969

11 February 2010

Lewisham

British

Pisces

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
(Painter)

25 September 1903

25 February 1970

Daugavpils, Latvia

American

Libra

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)

26 June 1908

11 September 1973

Santiago, Chile

Chilean

Cancer

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin

15 July 1892

27 September 1940

Berlin, German Empire

German

Cancer

Ilse Koch Ilse Koch
(Nazi Concentration Camp Overseer)

22 September 1906

01 September 1967

Dresden, Saxony, German Empire

German

Virgo

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist)

30 November 1936

12 April 1989

Worcester

American

Sagittarius

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
(Revolutionary)

23 July 1906

27 February 1931

Bhavra

Indian

Cancer

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
(Photographer)

14 March 1923

26 July 1971

New York City

American

Pisces

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)

18 August 1774

11 October 1809

Ivy, Colony of Virginia

American

Leo

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

23 July 1997

National City

American

Virgo

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
(Inventor of Roll Film)

12 July 1854

14 March 1932

Waterville

American

Cancer

DemosthenesDemosthenes

0384 BC

0322 BC

Athens

Greek

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
(Journalist & Writer)

08 November 1908

15 February 1998

St. Louis

American

Scorpio

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

17 August 1935

Hartford, Connecticut

American

Cancer

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)

22 January 1906

11 June 1936

Peaster

American

Aquarius

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
(Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix)

24 June 1945

05 April 1996

Düsseldorf, Germany

German

Cancer

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

04 October 1974

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

American

Scorpio

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)

20 February 1844

05 September 1906

Vienna

Austrian

Pisces

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

01 March 1983

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Hungarian,British

Virgo

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
(Actor)

28 August 1899

26 August 1978

Figeac, France

French

Virgo

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
(Novelist)

14 June 1933

03 May 1991

Łódź

American

Gemini

Romain GaryRomain Gary
(Diplomat)

21 May 1914

02 December 1980

Vilnius

French

Taurus

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
(Abstract Painter)

15 April 1904

21 July 1948

Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire

American

Aries

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
(Actress)

18 June 1928

18 February 1978

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Gemini

SocratesSocrates
(Greek Philosopher)

0470 BC

0399 BC

Athens, Greece

Greek

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
(Chemist)

09 October 1852

15 July 1919

Euskirchen

German

Libra

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
(Archaeologist and Philologist)

14 April 1892

19 October 1957

Sydney

Australian

Aries

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas

16 July 1943

07 December 1990

Oriente

Cuban

Cancer

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese

09 September 1908

27 August 1950

Santo Stefano Belbo

Italian

Virgo

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
(Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon)

27 April 1896

29 April 1937

Burlington, Iowa, United States

American

Taurus

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
(Physicist)

21 April 1882

20 August 1961

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American

Taurus

W. S. Van DykeW. S. Van Dyke
(Film Director)

21 March 1889

05 February 1943

San Diego, California, U.S.

American

Aries

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
(Chemist)

27 July 1881

31 March 1945

Höchst on Main, Germany

German

Leo

Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

British

Scorpio

Seneca the YoungerLucius Annaeus Seneca
(Roman Philosopher & Statesman)

0004 BC

0065 AD

Córdoba

Ancient Roman

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
(Brazilian aviator)

20 July 1873

23 July 1932

Santos Dumont

Brazilian

Cancer

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)

12 July 1923

29 July 2000

La Plata, Argentina

Argentine

Cancer

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
(German Military Leader)

12 January 1893

15 October 1946

Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

German

Capricorn

Peyo YavorovPeyo Yavorov
(Poet)

01 January 1878

17 October 1914

Chirpan

Bulgarian

Capricorn

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

22 November 1997

Sydney

Australian

Aquarius

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, University teacher)

21 February 1962

12 September 2008

Ithaca

American

Pisces

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
(Programmer, Writer, Internet activist, Author, Wikipedian, Computer scientist)

08 November 1986

11 January 2013

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
(American football player)

06 November 1989

19 April 2017

Bristol

American

Scorpio

Sid ViciousSid Vicious
(Singer, Composer, Musician)

10 May 1957

02 February 1979

London Borough of Lewisham

British

Taurus

Tony ScottTony Scott
(Film director, Film producer)

21 June 1944

19 August 2012

North Shields

British

Gemini

Gary WebbGary Webb
(Journalist)

31 August 1955

10 December 2004

Corona

American

Virgo

Jiah KhanJiah Khan
(Actor, Singer, Model)

20 February 1988

03 June 2013

New York City

Indian,American

Pisces

Nick DrakeNick Drake
(Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer)

19 June 1948

25 November 1974

Yangon

Gemini

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
(Roman statesman)

29 February 0004

0065 AD

Córdoba, Spain

Spanish,Ancient Roman

Pisces

David ReimerDavid Reimer

22 August 1965

05 May 2004

Winnipeg

Canadian

Leo

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, University teacher, Visual artist)

06 June 1950

05 October 2015

Brussels

Belgian

Gemini

Robert CliveRobert Clive
(Politician)

25 September 1725

22 November 1774

Shropshire

Libra

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
(Writer, Actor, Novelist, Film director, Screenwriter, Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Lyricist, Critic, Model)

14 January 1925

25 November 1970

Tokyo

Japanese

Capricorn

Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
(Physician, Serial killer)

14 January 1946

13 January 2004

Nottingham

British

Capricorn

Gary SpeedGary Speed
(Association football player, Association football manager)

08 September 1969

27 November 2011

Mancot

British

Virgo

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)

01 October 1945

13 January 1979

Chicago

American

Libra

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
(Actor)

23 April 1943

04 September 1993

Paris

French

Taurus

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
(Actor, Television actor)

22 June 1954

29 January 1977

New York City

American

Cancer

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze
(Philosopher, Historian, Writer, University teacher, Philosophy historian, Journalist)

18 January 1925

04 November 1995

Paris

French

Capricorn

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal

04 June 1908

18 September 1931

Linz

Austrian

Gemini

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
(Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet, Literary critic, Historian, Biographer, Novelist)

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

British

Sagittarius

Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready
(Singer, Songwriter)

30 November 1975

17 February 2013

Fort Myers

American

Sagittarius

Mary Kay BergmanMary Kay Bergman
(Actor, Voice actor)

05 June 1961

11 November 1999

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

DalidaDalida
(Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model)

17 January 1933

03 May 1987

Cairo

Egyptian,French,Italian

Capricorn

Pier AngeliPier Angeli
(Actor)

19 June 1932

10 September 1971

Cagliari

Italian

Gemini

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels

11 November 1901

01 May 1945

Berlin

German

Scorpio

Wendy O. WilliamsWendy O. Williams
(Singer)

28 May 1949

06 April 1998

Rochester

American

Gemini

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
(Explorer, Military personnel)

17 March 1880

16 March 1912

Putney

British

Pisces

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
(Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter)

12 September 1956

01 April 2003

Hong Kong

Virgo

Jack UnterwegerJack Unterweger
(writer, serial killer)

16 August 1950

29 June 1994

Judenburg

Austrian

Leo

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(Socialite, Poet)

15 May 1927

23 March 1969

Berlin

German

Taurus

Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
(Association football player)

19 February 1961

02 May 1998

London

British

Aquarius

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer)

25 October 1927

19 January 1987

New York City

American

Scorpio

Del ShannonDel Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)

30 December 1934

08 February 1990

Grand Rapids

American

Capricorn

Brad DelpBrad Delp
(Singer)

12 June 1951

09 March 2007

Peabody

American

Gemini

Simone BattleSimone Battle
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

17 June 1989

05 September 2014

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Richard ManuelRichard Manuel
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Musician)

03 April 1943

04 March 1986

Stratford

Canadian

Aries

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