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 Robin Williams

Robin Williams
81
Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Cleopatra

Cleopatra
54
Famous As: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030

 3 Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh
58
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: July 29, 1890
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 4 Chester Bennington

Chester Bennington
38
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway
44
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Won 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: July 2, 1961

 6 Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
54
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941

 7 Sylvia Plath

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

Hunter S. Thompson
25
Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 9 Avicii

Avicii
63
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, DJ
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018

 10 Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack
19
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 15, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 11 Margot Kidder

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

 12 Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel
42
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)

 13 Nero

Nero
17
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068

 14 Hannibal

Hannibal
6
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0184 BC

 15 David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace
16
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008

 16 Junior Seau

Junior Seau
8
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)

 17 Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler
685
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)

 18 Eva Braun

Eva Braun
39
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 30, 1945
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 19 Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis
15
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
Died: November 12, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway
4
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

 21 Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko
3
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: February 25, 1970

 22 Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
7
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: April 12, 0065

 23 Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn
6
Famous As: Novelist & Travel writer
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 15, 1998

 24 Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: October 21, 2003

 25 Freddie Prinze

Freddie Prinze
9
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

 26 Aaron Swartz

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

 27 Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Tight End & Convicted Murderer
Birthdate: November 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 19, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 28 George Reeves

George Reeves
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolstock, Iowa
Died: June 16, 1959
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg
8
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: August 30, 1979
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 30 Sulli

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

 31 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
11
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist, Social activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989

 32 Keith Flint

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

 33 Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende
9
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Chile
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 11, 1973

 34 Sawyer Sweeten

Sawyer Sweeten
10
Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: April 23, 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway
4
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: February 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: July 1, 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson
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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)

 37 Diane Arbus

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

 38 Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
11
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg
Died: July 27, 1994

 39 Thich Quang Duc

Thich Quang Duc
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963

 40 Charles Boyer

Charles Boyer
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: August 26, 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 41 Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens
12
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 30, 1970

 42 Gary Webb

Gary Webb
5
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corona
Died: December 10, 2004

 43 Kerry Von Erich

Kerry Von Erich
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1993
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 44 George Eastman

George Eastman
3
Famous As: Inventor of Roll Film
Birthdate: July 12, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterville
Died: March 14, 1932

 45 Mindy McCready

Mindy McCready
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Died: February 17, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 46 Chelsie Kryst

Chelsie Kryst
0
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019.
Birthdate: April 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Died: January 30, 2022

 47 Ray Combs

Ray Combs
1
Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: June 2, 1996

 48 Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis
11
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Explorer, Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809

 49 Geli Raubal

Geli Raubal
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Half-Niece of Adolf Hitler
Birthdate: July 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: September 18, 1931

 50 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976