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Deliberately self-inflicted.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johnny Ace
Singer/Songwriter
9-Jun-1929 25-Dec-1954 R&B star, shot himself
Louis Adamic
Author
23-Mar-1899 4-Sep-1951 Laughing in the Jungle
Robert Adams, Jr.
Politician
26-Feb-1849 1-Jun-1906 Congressman, committed suicide
Ross Alexander
Actor
27-Jul-1907 2-Jan-1937 Captain Blood
Salvador Allende
Head of State
26-Jul-1908 11-Sep-1973 Chilean President, deposed by Pinochet
Forrest H. Anderson
Politician
30-Jan-1913 20-Jul-1989 Montana governor, committed suicide
Jack Z. Anderson
Politician
22-Mar-1904 9-Feb-1981 Congressman, committed suicide
Pedro Armendáriz
Actor
9-May-1912 18-Jun-1963 From Russia with Love
Malcolm Arnold
Composer
21-Oct-1921 23-Sep-2006 The Bridge on the River Kwai
Paul C. Barth
Politician
1858 12-Aug-1907 Mayor of Louisville, 1905-07
Thomas M. Bayne
Politician
14-Jun-1836 16-Jun-1894 Congressman, committed suicide
Ludwig Beck
Military
29-Jun-1880 20-Jul-1944 Supported failed coup against Hitler
Brenda Benet
Actor
14-Aug-1945 7-Apr-1982 Days of Our Lives
Pierre Bérégovoy
Head of State
23-Dec-1925 1-May-1993 Prime Minister of France, 1992-93
Mary Kay Bergman
Actor
5-Jun-1961 11-Nov-1999 South Park
Alexander Berkman
Anarchist
21-Nov-1870 28-Jun-1936 A.B.C. of Anarchism
Jeremy M. Boorda
Military
26-Nov-1939 16-May-1996 Chief of Naval Operations, 1994-96
Georges Boulanger
Military
29-Apr-1837 30-Sep-1891 French general-turned-politician
Eva Braun
First Lady
6-Feb-1912 30-Apr-1945 Adolf Hitler's mistress, then wife
Richard Brautigan
Author
30-Jan-1935 14-Oct-1984 So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Dan Burros
Activist
5-Mar-1937 31-Oct-1965 Antisemitic Jew outed by NY Times
Samuel Byck
Assassin
30-Jan-1930 22-Feb-1974 Unsuccessful Nixon assassin
Donald Cammell
Film Director
17-Jan-1934 24-Apr-1996 Performance
Iris Chang
Author
28-Mar-1968 9-Nov-2004 The Rape of Nanking
Seung-Hui Cho
Criminal
18-Jan-1984 16-Apr-2007 Virginia Tech Massacre
Christine Chubbuck
Journalist
24-Aug-1944 15-Jul-1974 Newscaster, suicided on live TV
Kurt Cobain
Musician
20-Feb-1967 5-Apr-1994 Lead singer of Nirvana
Harrison Cockrill
Politician
18-Jun-1826 22-May-1876 Kentucky State Senator, committed suicide
Joseph Conrad
Author
3-Dec-1857 3-Aug-1924 Heart of Darkness
Don Cornelius
TV Personality
27-Sep-1936 1-Feb-2012 Soul Train
Dennis Crosby
Singer
13-Jul-1934 7-May-1991 Bing Crosby's son, suicide with shotgun
Andrew Cunanan
Criminal
31-Aug-1969 23-Jul-1997 Murdered Gianni Versace
John C. Cutler
Politician
5-Feb-1846 30-Jul-1928 Utah Governor, committed suicide
Donald DeFreeze
Criminal
16-Nov-1943 17-May-1974 Symbionese Liberation Army
Patrick Dewaere
Actor
26-Jan-1947 16-Jul-1982 Les valseuses
R. Budd Dwyer
Government
21-Nov-1939 22-Jan-1987 Suicided in front of TV cameras
George Eastman
Inventor
12-Jul-1854 14-Mar-1932 Inventor of the Kodak camera
Richard J. Egan
Business
28-Feb-1936 28-Aug-2009 Co-Founder, EMC Corporation
Richard Farnsworth
Actor
1-Sep-1920 6-Oct-2000 Comes a Horseman
Ed Flanders
Actor
29-Dec-1934 22-Feb-1995 Dr. Westphall on St. Elsewhere
Peter Fonda
Actor
23-Feb-1940   Easy Rider
Thomas King Forcade
Journalist
11-Sep-1945 17-Nov-1978 Founder of High Times
Vince Foster
Attorney
15-Jan-1945 20-Jul-1993 Deputy White House Counsel for Clinton
Dave Garroway
Talk Show Host
13-Jul-1913 21-Jul-1982 Host of Today, 1952-61
Romain Gary
Novelist
8-May-1914 2-Dec-1980 Roots of Heaven
Maxim Gorky
Playwright
28-Mar-1868 17-Jun-1936 The Lower Depths
Philip L. Graham
Publisher
18-Jul-1915 3-Aug-1963 Washington Post publisher, 1947-63
Shauna Grant
Pornstar
30-May-1963 21-Mar-1984 Killed herself with a .22 rifle
Bo Gritz
Military
18-Jan-1939   Former Green Beret
Jerry Hadley
Singer
16-Jun-1952 18-Jul-2007 Operatic tenor
Jonathan Hale
Actor
21-Mar-1891 28-Feb-1966 J. C. Dithers
Rusty Hamer
Actor
15-Feb-1947 18-Jan-1990 Make Room for Daddy
Eric Harris
Criminal
9-Apr-1981 20-Apr-1999 Columbine Massacre
Marvin Heemeyer
Criminal
1952 4-Jun-2004 Killdozer pilot
Ernest Hemingway
Author
21-Jul-1899 2-Jul-1961 The Old Man And The Sea
George Hennard
Criminal
15-Oct-1956 16-Oct-1991 Killed 22 at Luby's Cafeteria in Texas
George W. Hill
Film Director
25-Apr-1895 10-Aug-1934 The Big House
Adolf Hitler
Head of State
20-Apr-1889 30-Apr-1945 Chancellor of Germany, 1933-45
Robert E. Howard
Author
24-Jan-1906 11-Jun-1936 Original Conan series
Sandy Hume
Journalist
c. 1969 22-Feb-1998 The Hill Correspondent, 1996-98
Lester C. Hunt
Politician
8-Jul-1892 19-Jun-1954 US Senator, committed suicide
Rick Jason
Actor
21-May-1923 16-Oct-2000 Lt. Gil Hanley on Combat!
Richard Jeni
Comic
14-Apr-1957 10-Mar-2007 A Big Steaming Pile of Me
J. J. Johnson
Jazz Musician
22-Jan-1924 4-Feb-2001 Jazz trombonist
Anson Jones
Politician
20-Jan-1798 9-Jan-1858 President of Texas, committed suicide
Jim Jones
Religion
13-May-1931 18-Nov-1978 Led mass People's Temple suicide
Brian Keith
Actor
14-Nov-1921 24-Jun-1997 Uncle Bill on Family Affair
Larry Kelley
Football
30-May-1915 27-Jun-2000 Winner, 1936 Heisman Trophy
Samuel A. Kendall
Politician
1-Nov-1859 8-Jan-1933 Congressman, committed suicide
Dylan Klebold
Criminal
11-Sep-1981 20-Apr-1999 Columbine Massacre
William F. Knowland
Politician
26-Jun-1908 23-Feb-1974 US Senator, committed suicide
David Koresh
Religion
17-Aug-1959 19-Apr-1993 Branch Davidian cult leader
Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Politician
6-Feb-1895 24-Feb-1953 US Senator, committed suicide
Alan Ladd
Actor
3-Sep-1913 29-Jan-1964 Shane
James Henry Lane
Politician
22-Jun-1814 11-Jul-1866 US Senator from Kansas, 1861-66
Adam Lanza
Criminal
22-Apr-1992 14-Dec-2012 Connecticut school shooter
Friedrich Leibacher
Criminal
21-Jul-1944 28-Sep-2001 Killed 14 Swiss politicians on a rampage
Megan Leigh
Pornstar
2-Mar-1964 16-Jun-1990 Ali Boobie & the 40 D's
Meriwether Lewis
Explorer
18-Aug-1774 11-Oct-1809 Lewis and Clark expedition
Mark Linkous
Singer/Songwriter
9-Sep-1962 6-Mar-2010 Sparklehorse
Damien Marchessault
Politician
1-Apr-1818 20-Jan-1868 Los Angeles mayor, committed suicide
Mindy McCready
Country Musician
30-Nov-1975 17-Feb-2013 Troubled country music singer
Colin R. McMillan
Politician
27-Jul-1935 24-Jul-2003 US Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1990-92
Joe Meek
Music Producer
5-Apr-1929 3-Feb-1967 Innovative record producer
Bob Merrill
Songwriter
17-May-1921 17-Feb-1998 How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
Philip Merrill
Publisher
28-Apr-1934 10-Jun-2006 Capital Gazette Communications
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Novelist
23-Jan-1923 9-Jan-1996 A Canticle for Leibowitz
William O. Mills
Politician
12-Aug-1924 24-May-1973 Congressman, committed suicide
John Milton
Politician
20-Apr-1807 1-Apr-1865 Florida governor, committed suicide
Ronnie Montrose
Guitarist
29-Nov-1947 3-Mar-2012 Montrose and Gamma
Philip Musica
Business
1884 16-Dec-1938 Bootlegger, drug magnate, arms smuggler
Abu Nidal
Terrorist
May-1937 16-Aug-2002 Palestinian terrorist
Hugh O'Connor
Actor
7-Apr-1962 28-Mar-1995 Lt. Jamison on In the Heat of the Night
Revilo P. Oliver
Activist
7-Jul-1908 10-Aug-1994 Founding member, John Birch Society
Freddie Prinze
Actor
22-Jun-1954 29-Jan-1977 Chico of Chico and the Man
Richard Quine
Film Director
12-Nov-1920 10-Jun-1989 Bell Book and Candle
Geli Raubal
Relative
4-Jun-1908 18-Sep-1931 Hitler's niece
George Reeves
Actor
5-Jan-1914 16-Jun-1959 Television's first Superman
Thomas Caute Reynolds
Politician
11-Oct-1821 30-Mar-1887 Missouri governor, committed suicide
Kermit Roosevelt
Relative
10-Oct-1889 4-Jun-1943 Theodore Roosevelt's son
Frank Rosolino
Jazz Musician
20-Aug-1926 26-Nov-1978 Jazz trombonist, Turn Me Loose!
Thomas J. Rusk
Politician
5-Dec-1803 29-Jul-1857 US Senator, committed suicide
Savannah
Pornstar
9-Oct-1970 11-Jul-1994 Saturday Night Beaver
Junior Seau
Football
19-Jan-1969 2-May-2012 NFL Linebacker, committed suicide
Del Shannon
Singer/Songwriter
30-Dec-1934 8-Feb-1990 1960s songwriter, Runaway
Walter Slezak
Actor
3-May-1902 21-Apr-1983 Hitchcock's Lifeboat
Benjamin Nathaniel Smith
Criminal
1978 5-Jul-1999 White supremacist spree killer
Merriman Smith
Journalist
10-Feb-1913 13-Apr-1970 UPI correspondent, reported Kennedy's death
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Scientist
16-Sep-1893 22-Oct-1986 Vitamins C and B2
Hunter S. Thompson
Journalist
18-Jul-1937 20-Feb-2005 Gonzo journalist and author
Hideki Tojo
Head of State
30-Dec-1884 23-Dec-1948 Prime Minister of Japan, 1941-44
Vincent van Gogh
Painter
30-Mar-1853 29-Jul-1890 Troubled and brilliant painter
Vicki Van Meter
Aviator
13-Mar-1982 15-Mar-2008 Child cross-country aviator
Hervé Villechaize
Actor
23-Apr-1943 4-Sep-1993 Boss, the plane! The plane!
Daniel von Bargen
Actor
5-Jun-1950   Kruger on Seinfeld
Karl-Heinrich von Stuelpnagel
Military
2-Jan-1886 30-Aug-1944 Nazi general, tried to overthrow Hitler
Doodles Weaver
Radio Personality
11-May-1911 17-Jan-1983 Professor Feetlebaum
Gary Webb
Journalist
31-Aug-1955 10-Dec-2004 Exposed CIA Nicaragua/drugs angle
Bob Welch
Guitarist
31-Aug-1945 7-Jun-2012 Guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, 1971-74
Larry Williams
Musician
10-May-1935 7-Jan-1980 Bony Moronie and Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Paul Williams
Singer
2-Jul-1939 17-Aug-1973 The Temptations
Wendy O. Williams
Singer
28-May-1949 6-Apr-1998 Singer for The Plasmatics
Faron Young
Musician
25-Feb-1932 10-Dec-1996 The Hillbilly Heartthrob


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