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 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.

He was murdered!

Lies - JamesBourne

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

2 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

3 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. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while his highest notes ...read more.

But why? - Userguy44

4 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 participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

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

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5 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.
6 Lucy Gordon
7 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of ...read more.

You all need to realized Hitler was a great person! He killed HITLER! - Spicygarlic

No wonder he killed himself. For all the things he did too those poor people he is burning in hell for it.

8 Jovan Belcher Jovan Belcher
9 Jonathan Brandis Jonathan Brandis Jonathan Gregory Brandis was an American actor. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles.
10 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Chris Benoit Chris Benoit Christopher Michael "Chris" Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, he worked for numerous promotions including the WWE, WCW and ECW. Benoit is often cited as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
12 Mindy McCready Mindy McCready Malinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums.
13 Alexander McQueen
14 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. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.
15 Junior Seau Junior Seau
16 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.
17 Sean O'Haire Sean O'Haire Sean Christopher Haire was an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and kickboxer, better known by his ring name, Sean O'Haire.
18 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
19 L'Wren Scott
20 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.
21 Tony Scott
22 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.
23 Kerry Von Erich Kerry Von Erich Kerry Gene Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior and The Texas Tornado.
24 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

25 Simone Battle
26 Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
27 Mike Awesome Mike Awesome
28 Freddie Prinze
29 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
30 Warren Wiebe
31 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
32 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

33 James Robert Baker
34 Pete Ham
35 Tom Evans
36 Jens Bjørneboe
37 Alan Turing Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

A mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and a computer scientist who is considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He was also homosexual in a time when homosexuality was illegal. After his conviction he was given two choices - chemical castration or prison. He chose chemical castration and later killed himself. - Bruno2202

38 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.

He didn't commit suicide, he drowned by accident.

39 Herman Brood
40 Malcolm Owen
41 Wendy O. Williams Wendy O. Williams Wendy Orlean Williams, better known as Wendy O. Williams, was an American singer, songwriter and actress.
42 Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.
43 Darby Crash
44 Rozz Williams Rozz Williams Rozz Williams was an American vocalist and musician most known for his work with the bands Christian Death, Shadow Project, and with the industrial project Premature Ejaculation.
45 David Foster Wallace
46 Ronald Takaki
47 Robert E. Howard Robert E. Howard
48 Kim Jonghyun
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1. Robin Williams
2. Ernest Hemingway
3. Vincent Van Gogh
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1. Chris Benoit
2. Robin Williams
3. Chester Bennington
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1. Adolf Hitler
2. Kurt Cobain
3. Vincent Van Gogh
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