Famous People Who Committed Suicide

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.

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 1 Cleopatra

Cleopatra
32
Famous As: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030

 2 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
49
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962

 3 Robin Williams

Robin Williams
44
Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 4 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
35
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: April 5, 1994
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 5 Alan Turing

Alan Turing
43
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 7, 1954

 6 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh
31
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890

 7 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
24
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961
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 8 Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
35
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941
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 9 Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
13
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Novelist
Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 11, 1963

 10 Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
9
Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel
21
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: October 14, 1944
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 12 Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
364
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Dictator of Germany (1933-1945)
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 13 Avicii

Avicii
40
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, DJ
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018

 14 Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Canada
Died: May 13, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington
15
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 Nero

Nero
9
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068

 17 David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace
9
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008

 18 Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler
48
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Nazi Commander
Birthdate: October 7, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany
Died: May 23, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 19 Hannibal

Hannibal
3
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0184 BC

 20 Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
Died: November 12, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: May 2, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 22 Eva Braun

Eva Braun
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 23 August Ames

August Ames
8
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 24 Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
4
Famous As: Roman Philosopher & Statesman
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 0065 AD

 25 Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 19, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Sulli

Sulli
18
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn
2
Famous As: Novelist & Travel writer
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15, 1998

 28 Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 13, 1979

 29 Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz
16
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Computer Programmer
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11, 2013

 30 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
6
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: April 12, 1989

 31 Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21, 2003

 32 Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze
7
Famous As: Actor, Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: January 29, 1977

 33 Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: March 11, 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
Died: February 25, 1970

 35 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: August 30, 1979
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 36 Chandra Shekhar Azad

Chandra Shekhar Azad
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bhavra
Died: February 27, 1931

 37 Jiah Khan

Jiah Khan
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 2013
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 38 Brian Keith

Brian Keith
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey
Died: June 24, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 39 George Reeves

George Reeves
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa
Died: June 16, 1959
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 40 Keith Flint

Keith Flint
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Dancer, Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019

 41 Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 Gary Webb

Gary Webb
2
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corona
Died: December 10, 2004

 43 Martin Bormann

Martin Bormann
10
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler
Birthdate: June 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wegeleben, Germany
Died: May 2, 1945

 44 Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
1
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: July 26, 1971

 45 Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Chile
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973

 46 Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model. Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: July 1, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 Sawyer Sweeten

Sawyer Sweeten
5
Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23, 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 48 Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
7
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg
Died: July 27, 1994

 49 Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30, 1970