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.
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian
AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989, Swedish
Musician, DJ

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Mathematician

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

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American
 

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

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American
Musician
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC, Egyptian, Greek
Pharaoh

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander

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

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
21 May 1967, Canadian
Canadian Professional Wrestler
Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German
 

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian
Musician
Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German
General

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American
Actor

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer
Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American
 
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
17 March 1969, British
Fashion designer

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Actor

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
17 June 1900, German
Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler
Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian
Revolutionary

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

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American
Actor

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

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African
Photographer
Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French
Model
EratosthenesEratosthenes
 , Greek
Mathematician

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor

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

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian
Actor

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American
Painter

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece
Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British
Actor

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix
Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American
Actress

Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913, American
Actor
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German
 

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Photographer
Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French
Actor

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

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American
Novelist
Stevie RyanStevie Ryan
02 June 1984, American
Actress

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British
 

Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

Diane LinkletterDiane Linkletter
31 October 1948, American
Art Linkletter's Daughter
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer
Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Actress

Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean
Actress
V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
14 April 1892, Australian
Archaeologist and Philologist

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904, American
Abstract Painter

Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player

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
Actress

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon
W. S. Van DykeW. S. Van Dyke
21 March 1889, American
Film Director

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
21 April 1882, American
Physicist

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
09 October 1852, German
Chemist
Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
27 July 1881, German
Chemist

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861, British
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader

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

Peyo YavorovPeyo Yavorov
01 January 1878, Bulgarian
Poet

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator
René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
12 July 1923, Argentinian
Cardiovascular Surgeon

Ashley LovelaceAshley Lovelace
07 November 2002, American
Instagram Star
Daniel KyreDaniel Kyre
06 July 1994, American
YouTuber, Musician

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984, American
Actor
Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian
Socialite

Gary WebbGary Webb
31 August 1955, American
Journalist
Tony ScottTony Scott
21 June 1944, British
Film director, Film producer