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

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American

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

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

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Computer Scientist

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964, American

Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC, Egyptian, Greek
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976, American

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
15 December 0037, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome

Heinrich HimmlerHeinrich Himmler
07 October 1900, German
Nazi Commander

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician

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

Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen
17 March 1969, British
Fashion designer

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989, American
American Football Player
Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962, American
Fashion designer

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Erwin RommelErwin Rommel
15 November 1891, German

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960, Australian

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis
13 April 1976, American

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
23 April 1943, French, American
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982, American
Actor, Musician

Aaron SwartzAaron Swartz
08 November 1986, American
Computer Programmer

Elliott SmithElliott Smith
06 August 1969, American

Freddie PrinzeFreddie Prinze
22 June 1954, American
Sawyer SweetenSawyer Sweeten
12 May 1995, American
Child Actor

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

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

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
06 October 1887, Swiss, French

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Brian KeithBrian Keith
14 November 1921, American
Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese

Cheyenne BrandoCheyenne Brando
20 February 1970, French
Salvador AllendeSalvador Allende
26 June 1908, Chilean
Former President of Chile

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
25 September 1903, American

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

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960, South African
George SandersGeorge Sanders
03 July 1906, Spanish, Russian

 , Greek

Chandra Shekhar AzadChandra Shekhar Azad
23 July 1906, Indian

Margaux HemingwayMargaux Hemingway
31 January 1954, American
Model. Actress

Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist
Justin PierceJustin Pierce
21 March 1975, British

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908, Austrian, Hungarian
Hitler’s Niece

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer
Brenda BenetBrenda Benet
14 August 1945, American

Diane ArbusDiane Arbus
14 March 1923, American
Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin
15 July 1892, German

Monika DannemannMonika Dannemann
24 June 1945, German
Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

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

George EastmanGeorge Eastman
12 July 1854, American
Inventor of Roll Film
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American

Charles BoyerCharles Boyer
28 August 1899, French

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Anne SextonAnne Sexton
09 November 1928, American

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

Diane LinkletterDiane Linkletter
31 October 1948, American
Art Linkletter's Daughter

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle
05 February 1908, American
Lee Eun-juLee Eun-ju
22 December 1980, South Korean
Arshile GorkyArshile Gorky
15 April 1904, American
Abstract Painter

Marguerite McNamaraMaggie McNamara
18 June 1928, American

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943, Cuban
Cuban poet

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
14 April 1892, Australian
Archaeologist and Philologist
Rashaan SalaamRashaan Salaam
08 October 1974, American
American Football Player

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908, Italian
Italian poet

W. S. Van DykeW. S. Van Dyke
21 March 1889, American
Film Director

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
21 April 1882, American
Hermann Emil FischerHermann Emil Fischer
09 October 1852, German

Hans Fischer Hans Fischer
27 July 1881, German
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

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

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American

Daniel KyreDaniel Kyre
06 July 1994, American
YouTuber, Musician

Evan ChandlerEvan Chandler
25 January 1944, American
Dentist, Playwright
Seung-Hui ChoSeung-Hui Cho
18 January 1984, South Korean

David ReimerDavid Reimer
22 August 1965, Canadian
Nick DrakeNick Drake
19 June 1948, Burmese
Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
29 February 0004, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Roman statesman

Tony ScottTony Scott
21 June 1944, British
Film director, Film producer

Gary WebbGary Webb
31 August 1955, American
Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
14 April 1908, Canadian