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
Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967, American
Singer, Songwriter

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British

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

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American

Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC, Egyptian, Greek
Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician
15 December 0037, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian
Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967, Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German
Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
17 March 1969, British
Fashion designer
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900, German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler
Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile

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

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American

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

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian
Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French
Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American

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George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist
Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels
11 November 1901, German
Joseph Goebbels' Wife
Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German
Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American

29 March 1994, South Korean
Actress, Singer

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

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix
0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General

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

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French
Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French

Stevie RyanStevie Ryan
02 June 1984, American
Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British

Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman

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

Diane LinkletterDiane Linkletter
31 October 1948, American
Art Linkletter's Daughter

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
14 April 1892, Australian
Archaeologist and Philologist

Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904, American
Abstract Painter

Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon
Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908, Italian
Italian poet

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943, Cuban
Cuban poet
Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
18 June 1928, American

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