Top 10 Famous People Who Committed Suicide

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These celebs decided to do the job themselves, what a shame. Here are ten celebrities who tragically committed suicide.

The Top Ten

1 Robin Williams Robin Williams Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.

He was such a great guy. R.I.P. - Betternotdie

2 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

Lies - JamesBourne

Many People Say He Was Killed But That's For Another List R.I.P Kurt Cobain - FettiMC

3 Lucy Gordon
4 Jonathan Brandis
5 Jovan Belcher
6 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
7 Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ...read more.
8 Mindy McCready Mindy McCready
9 Alexander McQueen
10 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.

The Contenders

11 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

On July 20, 2017, at 41. R.I.P. - Metal_Treasure

12 L'Wren Scott
13 Per "Dead" Ohlin Per Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
14 Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf, born Stephen (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), known professionally as Virginia Woolf, was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.
15 Ian Curtis Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. ...read more.
16 Junior Seau
17 Ludwig Boltzmann

An invaluable figure in the microscopic understanding of thermodynamics and the cosmological understanding of thermal fluctuations. His infamous equation is carved upon his tombstone. His work was incredible, but the pressure from the rapid turmoil in the scientific community at the time wasn't doing his mental health justice. - PositronWildhawk

18 Freddie Prinze
19 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
20 Michael Hutchence Michael Hutchence Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.

RIP Michael I understand...

To the best of my knowledge it wasn't suicide - he died accidentally from Autoerotic Asphyxiation (autoerotic practice gone wrong).
If interested, there's a list with details - Top 10 Famous People Who Died from Autoerotic Asphyxiation - Metal_Treasure

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