List of famous people who committed suicide with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
(Chef, Author, T.V. Personality)

25 June 1956

American

Kate SpadeKate Spade
(Fashion designer)

24 December 1962

American

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
(American stand-up comedian)

21 July 1951

American

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

01 June 1926

American

AviciiAvicii
(Musician, DJ)

08 September 1989

Swedish

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 February 1967

American

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington

20 March 1976

American

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

British

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

French,Dutch

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

Egyptian,Greek

Chris CornellChris Cornell
(Musician)

20 July 1964

American

NeroNero
(Emperor of Rome)

15 December 0037

Ancient Roman

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
(Fashion designer)

17 March 1969

British

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
(Nazi Commander)

07 October 1900

German

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

American

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
(German Nazi politician)

29 October 1897

German

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

American

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
(American Football Player)

06 November 1989

American

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)

21 May 1967

Canadian

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

British

Eva BraunEva Braun

06 February 1912

German

Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
(General)

15 November 1891

German

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
(Actor)

22 June 1954

American

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
(Actor)

13 April 1976

American

Fred WestFred West
(Serial Killer)

29 September 1941

British

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
(Revolutionary)

23 July 1906

Indian

Mark SallingMark Salling
(Actor, Musician)

17 August 1982

American

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
(Musician)

22 January 1960

Australian

Elliott SmithElliott Smith

06 August 1969

American

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)

08 November 1986

American

Harold ShipmanHarold Shipman
(Serial Killer)

14 January 1946

British

Martin BormannMartin Bormann
(Private Secretary of Adolf Hitler)

17 June 1900

German

George ReevesGeorge Reeves
(Actor)

05 January 1914

American

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
(Architect)

06 October 1887

Swiss,French

EratosthenesEratosthenes
(Mathematician)

Greek

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
(Painter)

25 September 1903

American

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
(Journalist & Writer)

08 November 1908

American

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
(Former President of Chile)

26 June 1908

Chilean

Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)

12 May 1995

American

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
(Anti-War Activist)

30 November 1936

American

Ilse Koch Ilse Koch
(Nazi Concentration Camp Overseer)

22 September 1906

German

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)

22 January 1906

American

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)

18 August 1774

American

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
(Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix)

24 June 1945

German

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
(Photographer)

14 March 1923

American

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin

15 July 1892

German

DemosthenesDemosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)

0384 BC

Greek

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
(Inventor of Roll Film)

12 July 1854

American

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
(Actor)

28 August 1899

French

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

Hungarian,British

Romain GaryRomain Gary
(Diplomat)

21 May 1914

French

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

American

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
(Actress)

05 February 1908

American

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)

20 February 1844

Austrian

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

American

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
(Actress)

18 June 1928

American

Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
(Abstract Painter)

15 April 1904

American

Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
(American Football Player)

08 October 1974

American

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
(Italian poet)

09 September 1908

Italian

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
(Archaeologist and Philologist)

14 April 1892

Australian

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
(Cuban poet)

16 July 1943

Cuban

Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
(Chemist)

09 October 1852

German

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
(Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon)

27 April 1896

American

W. S. Van DykeW. S. Van Dyke
(Film Director)

21 March 1889

American

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
(Physicist)

21 April 1882

American

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
(Chemist)

27 July 1881

German

Amy LevyAmy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)

10 November 1861

British

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
(German Military Leader)

12 January 1893

German

Peyo YavorovPeyo Yavorov
(Poet)

01 January 1878

Bulgarian

Seneca the YoungerLucius Annaeus Seneca
(Roman Philosopher & Statesman)

0004 BC

Ancient Roman

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
(Brazilian aviator)

20 July 1873

Brazilian

René Gerónimo FavaloroRené Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)

12 July 1923

Argentinian

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
(Novelist)

14 June 1933

American

Daniel KyreDaniel Kyre
(YouTuber, Musician)

06 July 1994

American

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, University teacher)

21 February 1962

American

Tony ScottTony Scott
(Film director, Film producer)

21 June 1944

British

Gary WebbGary Webb
(Journalist)

31 August 1955

American

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
(Writer, Actor, Novelist, Film director, Screenwriter, Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Lyricist, Critic, Model)

14 January 1925

Japanese

David ReimerDavid Reimer

22 August 1965

Canadian