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
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

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

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
30 March 1853, French, Dutch

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
08 September 1989, Swedish
Musician, DJ

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, Italian
Roman Emperor
Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German

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

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American
Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912, British
Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal
29 March 1994, South Korean
Actress, Singer

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David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
R. Budd DwyerR. Budd Dwyer
21 November 1939, American
Political Leader

Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900, German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British
Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921, American

Seneca the YoungerLucius Annaeus Seneca
0004 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Philosopher & Statesman

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French

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Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887, Swiss, French

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian
Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels
11 November 1901, German
Joseph Goebbels' Wife

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American
Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece
Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961, British

Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913, American

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix
Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French

Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891, German
Military Officer

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
26 July 1877, American
Stock Trader

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General

Minamoto no YoshitsuneMinamoto no Yoshitsune
1159 AD, Japanese
Military Leader
V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
14 April 1892, Australian
Archaeologist and Philologist

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
25 January 1901, Israeli, Polish
Holocaust Survivor
Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British

0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906, Egyptian
Religious Leader

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901, German
Military Officer
Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
04 January 1970, American

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

Ari BehnAri Behn
30 September 1972, Norwegian
Norwegian Author

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

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

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British

Dave DuersonDave Duerson
28 November 1960, American
American Football Player

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator
Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984, American

Stevie RyanStevie Ryan
02 June 1984, American
Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880, British
British Officer

Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean
Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player
Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American