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.
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC, Egyptian, Greek
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American
Singer-Songwriter

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American
musician
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Mathematician

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

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter
AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989, Swedish
Musician, DJ

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch
Painter
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician

NeroNero
15 December 0037, Italian
Roman Emperor
Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German
 

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian
Musician

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American
Actor

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German
General
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor
SulliSulli
29 March 1994, South Korean
Actress, Singer

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Actor

Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American
 
R. Budd DwyerR. Budd Dwyer
21 November 1939, American
Political Leader

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Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist
Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900, German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright

Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921, American
Actor

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian
Revolutionary
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor
Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American
Actor

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

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French
Model
George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian
Actor

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887, Swiss, French
Architect

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian
Socialite

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 , Greek
Mathematician

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress
Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece
Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African
Photographer

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American
Painter

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels
11 November 1901, German
Joseph Goebbels' Wife
Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912, British
Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal
Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Actress

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German
 

Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961, British
Footballer

Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913, American
Actor

Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman
Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British
Actor

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
25 January 1901, Israeli, Polish
Holocaust Survivor

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American
Actress

Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891, German
Military Officer
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian
Novelist

Minamoto no YoshitsuneMinamoto no Yoshitsune
1159 AD, Japanese
Military Leader

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film
Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Photographer

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

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906, Egyptian
Religious Leader
Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British
 

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer

Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901, German
Military Officer

Stevie RyanStevie Ryan
02 June 1984, American
Actress
Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
04 January 1970, American
Wrestlers
Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880, British
British Officer

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

William McMaster MurdochWilliam McMaster Murdoch
28 February 1873, Scottish
First Officer of RMS Titanic

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American
Novelist
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984, American
Actor

Benjamin KeoughBenjamin Keough
21 October 1992, American
Grandson of Elvis Presley

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

Dave DuersonDave Duerson
28 November 1960, American
American Football Player
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904, American
Abstract Painter

Ari BehnAri Behn
30 September 1972, Norwegian
Norwegian Author
Wilhelm BurgdorfWilhelm Burgdorf
15 February 1895, German
Nazi Military officer

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
18 June 1928, American
Actress
Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908, Italian
Italian poet
Ashley LovelaceAshley Lovelace
07 November 2002, American
Instagram Star