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

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

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

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Mathematician

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist
Caroline FlackCaroline Flack
09 November 1979, British
Television Presenter

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

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

AviciiAvicii
08 September 1989, Swedish
Musician, DJ
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American
musician

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

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American
Singer-Songwriter

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American
Actor

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander
Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician

Hermann GoringHermann Goring
12 January 1893, German
German Military Leader

NeroNero
15 December 0037, Italian
Roman Emperor

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
Eva BraunEva Braun
06 February 1912, German
 

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian
Musician

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German
General

Lee Thompson YoungLee Thompson Young
01 February 1984, American
Actor
Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Actor

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American
 

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Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician
Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British
Actor

SulliSulli
29 March 1994, South Korean
Actress, Singer

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

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright
Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912, British
Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal
George ReevesGeorge Reeves
05 January 1914, American
Actor

George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian
Actor

Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921, American
Actor

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress
Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian
Revolutionary

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American
Painter

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

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian
Socialite

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French
Model
Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American
Actor

Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile
Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887, Swiss, French
Architect

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African
Photographer
Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece

Magda GoebbelsMagda Goebbels
11 November 1901, German
Joseph Goebbels' Wife
Justin FashanuJustin Fashanu
19 February 1961, British
Footballer

Gig YoungGig Young
04 November 1913, American
Actor

EratosthenesEratosthenes
 , Greek
Mathematician

Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American
Actress

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian
Novelist

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German
 

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905, Hungarian, British
 
Richard FarnsworthRichard Farnsworth
01 September 1920, American
Actor, Stuntman

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Photographer
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Walter ModelWalter Model
24 January 1891, German
Military Officer

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General
Jesse LivermoreJesse Livermore
26 July 1877, American
Stock Trader

Minamoto no YoshitsuneMinamoto no Yoshitsune
1159 AD, Japanese
Military Leader
Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French
Actor

Chris KanyonChris Kanyon
04 January 1970, American
Wrestlers
Henning von TresckowHenning von Tresckow
10 January 1901, German
Military Officer

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist
Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Actress

Dave DuersonDave Duerson
28 November 1960, American
American Football Player

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer

William McMaster MurdochWilliam McMaster Murdoch
28 February 1873, Scottish
First Officer of RMS Titanic
Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat
Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906, Egyptian
Religious Leader

DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator

Stevie RyanStevie Ryan
02 June 1984, American
Actress

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880, British
British Officer
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American
Poet

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer

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

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

Alberto Santos DumontAlberto Santos Dumont
20 July 1873, Brazilian
Brazilian aviator
Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean
Actress

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984, American
Actor
Ari BehnAri Behn
30 September 1972, Norwegian
Norwegian Author

Wilhelm BurgdorfWilhelm Burgdorf
15 February 1895, German
Nazi Military officer
Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American
Novelist
Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player