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Suicide's "A" List

The "A" List that no one wants to make!
Who does it affect? It effects everyone.
All classes, all ages, all races and all creeds.
Given the right situation and/or circumstance anyone could contemplate suicide

The famous, infamous, celebrities, monarchs and notable suicides A to Z.
Brought to you by the author of "My Last Breath."
This list was created to raise suicide awareness.
A suicide can happen in anyone's family at any time.


Johnny Ace, (1954), singer, Russian roulette.

George Washington Adams, (1829), son of John Quincy Adams, jumped off a boat drowned.
Chris Acland, drummer for Lush.

Robert Adams Jr., (1906), congressman from Pennsylvania, shot self after heavy losses in stock speculation

Stuart Adamson, (2001), lead singer of the Scottish bands Big Country and the Skids.

Kerry Adkisson a.k.a Kerry von Erich, (1993), professional wrestler, overdosed on the tranquilizer placidyl.

Neil Aggett, (1982), South African worker's union leader; hanged in prison, murder is suspected by some

General Sergei Akhromeev, (1991), Soviet military commander who led an unsuccessful coup against Mikhail Gorbachev

Leandro Alem (1896), Argentine politician, founder of the Radical Civic Union

Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, (1899), member of the British Royal Family

Gia Allemand (2013), American actress, model, and reality television contestant, known for her appearances on the shows, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love and Bachelor Pad, hanging

Salvador Allende, (1973), democratically elected president of Chile (elected 1970), and uncle of renowned author Isabel Allende - shot himself after he was ousted from office by the military regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet. It was later revealed that Pinochet had plans to execute Allende after the coup and Allende may have taken his own life to avoid the public disgrace.

Jason Altom, (1998), Ph.D. student

Jean Améry, (1978), Austrian writer

Jack Z. Anderson, (1981), U.S. Representative from California

Fridolin Anderwert, (1880), Swiss Federal Councilor

Aman Andom, (1974), military ruler of Ethiopia; committed suicide to avoid his execution in an internal purge

Pier Angeli, (1971) (on the same day that Bella Darvi also took her own life)

Roger Angleton, (1998), brother of imprisoned Texas extortionist who admitted in his suicide note to killing his sister-in-law, socialite Doris Angleton.

Mark Antony, (30 BC), Roman politician and general

Marshall Applewhite, (1997), leader of the Heaven's Gate cult, mass suicide, San Diego.

Hubert Aquin, (1977), author

Diane Arbus, (1971), art photographer

Reinaldo Arenas, (1990), Cuban-American artist and writer

Edwin Armstrong, (1954), US inventor of FM radio; jumped from a 13th floor window believing FM was a failure.

Women attempt suicide four times more than men.  Men succeed at suicide four times more than woman!


Andreas Baader, (1977), leader of the German revolutionary organization RAF, founder of Baader-Meinhof gang

Milan Babić, (2006), former leader of Republic of Serbian Krajina who pleaded guilty to war crimes

Mary Bacon, (1991), thoroughbred race horse jockey

Mark Balelo (2013), cast member on the reality TV series Storage Wars, carbon monoxide asphyxiation

Albert Ballin, (1918)

José Manuel Balmaceda (1891), President of Chile

Barney Barnato, (1897), South African diamond entrepreneur, jumped overboard while his ship was south of Madeira

Isobel Barnett, (1980), British TV personality

Diana Barrymore, (1960), US actress, writer ('Too Much, Too Soon'), alcohol and sleeping pills.

Uwe Barschel, (1987), German politician

Carl Barth, (1853)

Gert Bastian, (1992)

Gameel Al-Batouti, (1999), pilot who deliberately crashed Egyptair Flight 990 into the Atlantic Ocean

J. Clifford Baxter, (2002), Enron vice-chairman

Thomas M. Bayne, (1894), congressman from Pennsylvania

Scotty Beckett, (1968), child actor, Our Gang films.

Gertrude Bell, (1926), archaeologist, writer, spy and administrator known as the "Uncrowned Queen of Iraq"

Peter Bellamy, (1991), English folk singer

Walter Benjamin, (1940), German cultural theorist

Jill Bennett, (1990), British film actress

Pierre Bérégovoy, (1993), French Prime Minister, killed himself a month after losing a general election

Hans Berger, (1941), German physician and inventor of electroencephalography, by hanging

Mary Kay Bergman (1999), American voice actress

Paul Bern, (1932), American film producer, director and writer, husband of Jean Harlow, bullet wound to the head, generally believed to be murdered by Dorothy Millette

Alain Bernardin, (1994), founder/owner of "Le Crazy Horse Saloon" - Paris

Ricky Berry, (1989), American NBA Basketball player (Sacramento Kings)

John Berryman, (1972), American poet, jumped from the Washington Avenue Bridge after waving to passers-by

Bruno Bettelheim, (1990), child psychologist

Ward Beysen, (2005), Belgian politician

Blossius of Cumae, Roman philosopher who led a failed revolt

Bob Birch (2012), American musician; gunshot.

Robert Bishop, (1991), fetish artist

Jens Bjřrneboe, (1976), Norwegian author

Clara Blandick, (1962), played Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz, sleeping pills.

Barcroft Boake, (1892), Australian poet, hung himself from a tree

Ludwig Boltzmann, (1906), Austrian physicist

Jeremy Michael Boorda, (1996), 4-star Admiral, 25th Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy

Ricardo Bordallo, (1990), two-time Governor of Guam

Adrian Borland, (1999), British musician

Ernest Borneman, (1995), German sexologist

Francesco Borromini, (1667), architect

Georges Boulanger, (1891), French politician and general

Tommy Boyce, (1994), with Bobby Hart, songwriter for The Monkees

Karin Boye, (1941), Swedish author

Charles Boyer, (1978), French actor

Jonathan Brandis, (2003), American actor, Seaquest DSV, hanged.

Frank B. Brandegee, (1924), U.S. Senator from Connecticut, died in office

Eva Braun, (1945), mistress and then wife of Adolf Hitler, in the Fuhrerbunker.

Richard Brautigan, (1984), American writer cranial GSW.

Gaetano Bresci, (1901), Italian anarchist, assassin of King Umberto I (officially suicide, but he was found strangled)

Herman Brood, (2001), Dutch musician and painter

Barry Brown, (1978), actor and writer

Oskar Brüsewitz, (1976)

Brutus, (42 BC), Roman politician, assassin of Julius Caesar

Eustace Budgell, (1737), remembered because his death was discussed in a conversation between Samuel Johnson and his friend and biographer Boswell

Bernard Buffet, (1999), French painter ('The Crucifixion')

Rembrandt Bugatti (1916), Italian sculptor.
Woo Bum-Kon, spree killer, Uiryong, Korea.

Dan Burros, (1965), Jewish Neo-Nazi

Derick House, (2005)

Over one million people commit suicide each year!


Andres Caicedo, (1977), Colombian novelist

Wallace Hume Carothers, World renowned chemist, sufferred chronic depression; killed himself in a hotel in 1937.

Don Carpenter (1995), American novelist, friend of Richard Brautigan

Dora Carrington, (1932), artist

Kevin Carter, (1994), award-winning South African photographer and member of the Bang-Bang Club

Capucine, (1990), French actress.

Joseph Daniel 'Danny' Casolaro, (1991), journalist

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (1968), painter

Paul Cassirer, (1926)

Gaius Cassius Longinus, (42 BC), Roman politician, co-assassin of Julius Caesar

Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, (1822), British politician

Ariel Castro (2013), American man convicted in August 2013 of kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder for holding Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus in his Cleveland, Ohio home over the course of a decade, hanging

Cato the younger, (46 BC), Roman republican statesman

Ugo Cavallero, (1943), Italian Field Marshal

Paul Celan, (1970), Romanian poet

Valerie Chacon, (1982), wife of Bobby Chacon

Iris Chang, (2004), Chinese-American author

Claude Chappe, (1805), French inventor

Thomas Chatterton, (1770), English poet

Leslie Cheung, (2003), Hong Kong movie star and singer.

Vere Gordon Childe, (1957), Australian archaeologist and historian, jumped off Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains

Vern Christie, (1991), Australian businessman, General Manager of the Commonwealth Bank

Edwin P Christy, (1862), American entertainer, founder of the Christy Minstrels

Christine Chubbuck, (1974), US newsreader, shot herself in the head on live TV after reading the news

Chung Mong-hun, (2003), Korean businessman, chairman of Hyundai Asan

Diana Churchill, (1963), UK social worker, eldest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill

Jeremiah Clarke, (1707), composer of Trumpet Voluntary, shot himself

Cleopatra, (30 BC), Queen of Egypt, asp.

Charmian Clift, (1969), Australian writer, wife of George Johnston; her namesake, Cleopatra's maid Charmian also committed suicide

Robert Clive, (1774), British conqueror of India and founder of the Empire, cut throat with pen-knife

Kurt Cobain, (1994), American musician, founder of grunge band Nirvana, shot self in head with shotgun, Seattle.

Billy Collins Jr., (1984), young boxer

Ray Combs, (1996), former host of popular American game show Family Feud, hanged himself at Glendale Adventist Hospital.

Pamela Courson, (1974), long time girlfriend of Jim Morrison

F. W. S. Craig, (1989), UK election expert

Hart Crane, (1932), American poet; born on the same date as Ernest Hemingway, another American writer who committed suicide, drowning.

Darby Crash, (1980), American songwriter, singer of the Germs

René Crevel, (1935), French writer, gassed himself.
Dennis Crosby, son of Bing Crosby, shotgun.

Harry Crosby, (1929), writer, publisher.
Lindsay Crosby, son of Bing Crosby, shotgun.

Andrew Cunanan, (1997), killer of Gianni Versace and four others, gunshot.

Will Cuppy, (1949), American writer, humorist

Ian Curtis, (1980), English singer and songwritter (Joy Division), hanged himself on the eve of their American tour.
George Armstrong Custer, probable suicide with pistol.

Adam Czerniakow, (1942), Warsaw Ghetto leader killed himself rather than obey Nazi orders.

People that were close to someone that has committed suicide are 7 times more likely to commit suicide later on in their lives.  If you know someone that has committed suicide, talk to someone about it.


Dalida, (1987), French singer

Dorothy Dandridge, (1965), American singer and actress, first black woman nominated for Academy Award as Lead Actress for "Carmen Jones" , death ruled suicide by overdose

Monika Dannemann, (1996), Girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix

Bella Darvi, (1971), Polish-US actress (on the same day that Pier Angeli also took her own life.

Dazai Osamu, (1948), Japanese novelist

Guy Debord, (1994), French philosopher, member of Situationist International

Jeanine Deckers, (1985), Belgian religious, known as The Singing Nun

C J De Garis, (1926), Australian financier

Delphine Delamare, (1848), French woman, the basis for Flaubert's Madame Bovary

Gilles Deleuze, (1995), French philosopher

Patrick Dewaere, (1982), French actor

Rudolf Diesel, (1913), Inventor of the Diesel engine.

Dioxippus, (336 BC ?), Greek pankration fighter who nakedly defeated an armored and armed soldier of Alexander the Great's... he was framed for theft and forced into suicide for his victory

Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, (2001), young King of Nepal, committed suicide after assassinating his father, King Birendra, and other members of the royal family

Hugo Distler, (1942), German composer, is believed to have committed suicide to avoid conscription into the German army

Jenny Dolly, (1941), Hungarian/US entertainer, one of the Dolly Sisters

Desmond Donnelly, (1974), British politician who fitted into none of the parties he tried

Terence Donovan, (1996), English celebrity photographer

Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1983), former president of Cuba

Chris Doty (2006), Canadian filmmaker and playwright

Nick Drake (1974), British singer-songwriter, overdose (possibly accidental though officially ruled a suicide) of the anti-depressant, tryptizol.

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1945), French novelist

Dr. Jonathan Drummond-Webb (2004), American heart surgeon.
Thich Quang Duc, self-immolation, Saigon.

Pete Duel, (1971), American actor.

K. Sello Duiker, (2005), South African author

Isaak Dunayevsky, (1955), Soviet composer

James Dungy, (2005), son of Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy

Micke Dubois, (2005), Swedish comedian, hung himself.

Budd Dwyer, (1987), American politician, shot himself on live television.

The top two reasons for people to attempt suicide are: Loss of a relationship, and financial reasons.


Freddy E (2013), American hip-hop music artist known for his comedy and spoken-word pieces, rifle shot to the head.

Jeanne Eagels, (1929), American silent film actress

John P. East, (1986), U.S. Senator from North Carolina

George Eastman, (1932), inventor, pistol.

Ronnie Edwards, (1994), British Great Train robber and flower seller

Tristan Egolf, (2005), writer, musician and campaigner

Paul Ehrenfest, (1933), Austrian physicist

John Ellis (1932), remorseful hangman

Empedocles, (432 BC), Greek philosopher, threw himself into Mt Etna

Gudrun Ensslin, German criminal, member of Baader-Meinhof gang

Peg Entwistle, (1932), US actress, the first person to jump from the letter 'H' of the Hollywood sign; step-mother of Brian Keith who also committed suicide.
Brian Epstein, Beatles manager, likely suicide by pills.
Sergei Esenin, Russian poet, hanging.

Tom Evans, (1983), Bass guitarist for Badfinger, hanged, Surrey.

Anyone can commit suicide, if the pain they are feeling is bad enough!


Richard Farnsworth, (2000), US actor, Oscar nominee.

Justin Fashanu, (1998), British footballer

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (1982), German film director (often listed as a drug overdose)

René Favaloro, (2000), creator of the coronary artery bypass surgery

Andrea Feldman, (1972) Actor, Warhol superstar

Lolo Ferrari, (2000), actress, singer.

David Ferrie, person of interest in the John F. Kennedy assassination.

George Fiske, (1918), photographer

Ed Flanders, (1995), US actor.

John Gould Fletcher, (1950), Pulitzer Prize winning poet

Luca Flores, (1995), Italian pianist

Bernard Floud, (1967), British politician

James V Forrestal, (1949), Former U.S. Secretary of Defense who quoted Sophocles in his suicide note

Vincent Foster, (1993), Deputy White House Counsel

Wade Frankum, (1991), Spree shooter of Strathfield Massacre

Sigmund Freud, (1939), founder of psychoanalysis (lethal dose of morphine).

John Friedrich, (1991), Australian businessman and fraudster

Jake Frieze, (2006), vocalist of the now-defunct New Orleans band Infant Slug, who committed suicide on 2-25-96. Infant Slug was a small, unsigned, extreme metal band during the early 90's. I was the bassist in the band "Stewart Dowouis". While we never gained a national audience, we did manage to build a small, but dedicated fan base in the New Orleans area. Many of these fans recently located me through and requested that I re-release our long out of print demo recordings. As a result, I decided to put together a benefit disc and to donate all of the funds from the sale of those discs to ISP in memory of Jake. The fans were really receptive to this idea.

If you are interested in viewing the website that I have created to sell the benefit cd's you can see it at:
Thanks, Stewart Dowouis. 

Mike Furber, (1973), Australian singer

If you are having suicidal thoughts, tell someone, and don't wait.  You are special in every way and you will be missed.


Zviad Gamsakhurdia, (1993), former president of Georgia

Ted Gärdestad, (1997), Swedish pop musician

Dave Garroway, (1982), television host

Romain Gary, (1980), Russian-French novelist, film director and diplomat

Danny Gatton, (1994), American guitarist.

Michel Gauquelin, (1991), French psychologist and astrology researcher

Mark Gertler, (1939), British artist

Henri Giffard, (1882), French aeronautical engineer

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, (1935), American feminist and author (Herland)

Gregor Glenn, (2006), Student

Joseph Goebbels, (1945), German Nazi leader.

Vincent van Gogh, 1890 gunshot.

Fritha Goodey (2004), British actress.

Adam Lindsay Gordon, (1870), Australian poet ('Life is mostly froth and bubble')

Kurt Gödel, (1978), German logician and mathematician (refused to eat any food)

Hermann Göring, (1946), German Nazi leader, poison pill prior to his hanging sentence.

Arshile Gorky, (1948), Armenian painter

Eddie Graham, (1985), American professional wrestler

Shauna Grant, (1984), American adult film actress, gunshot.

Spalding Gray, (2004), American playwright. Drowned in Atlantic after jumping off Staten Island Ferry

Richard Greene, (1983), boxing referee

Robert von Greim, (1945), German Air Marshal

Anton Gustafsson, (2003), Swedish singer (Anton Maiden) tribute artist.

Antonio Guzmán Fernández, (1982), serving president of the Dominican Republic

At least 90 people a day commit suicide in the USA!  They are someone's grandparent, parent, spouse, or child!


Kenneth Halliwell, (1967), English writer, lover of Joe Orton whom he killed before killing himself

Mitch Halpern, (2000), boxing referee

Peter Ham, (1975), rock musician (Badfinger), hanged.

Rusty Hamer, (1990), former child actor (The Danny Thomas Show), gunshot.

Lois Hamilton, (1943-1999), actress, model, author, aviatrix.

Tony Hancock, (1968), British comedian.

Hannibal, (182 BC), military commander

Lewis Vernon Harcourt, (1922), British politician who killed himself after knowledge of his attempted seduction of a 12 year old boy became public

James Harden-Hickey, (1898), US eccentric who wrote a book listing 88 poisons and 51 instruments that could be used for suicide; he chose an overdose of morphine

Mary Hardy, (1985), Australian TV personality (found dead in the bath and was presumed to have committed suicide)

Larry James Harper, (2001), member of the Texas 7

Michael D. Harter , (1896), congressman from Ohio

Brynn Hartman, (1998), wife of actor Phil Hartman whom she killed before turning the gun on herself.

Elizabeth Hartman, (1987), US actress who emulated a character in her film 'The Group' who jumped from a window.

Eric Harris, Columbine massacre.

Donny Hathaway, (1979), singer, best known for his duets with Roberta Flack

Felix Hausdorff, (1942), mathematician. He committed suicide with his wife and sister-in-law in the concentration camp.

Phyllis Haver, (1960), American actress of the silent film era

Benjamin Haydon, (1846), British painter

Jeanne Hébuterne (1898-1920), painter, partner of Modigliani

Sadegh Hedayat, (1951), Iranian writer. He gassed himself.

Ernest Hemingway, (1961), American novelist, shotgun.

Margaux Hemingway, (1996), American actress and model; Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter, barbiturates.

Jimi Hendrix, (1970), American musician; drowned in vomit after overdosing on Vesperax sleeping pills.

James Leo Herlihy, (1993), US novelist ('Midnight Cowboy')

John Heddle, (1989), British politician.
George Hennard, Luby's Cafeteria massacre.

Willard Hershberger, 1940, Baseball player, only major league player to commit suicide during the season.

Rudolf Hess, (1987) Nazi leader, strangled himself in prison, Spandau East Berlin.

Paul Hester, (2005) Australian musician

Heinrich Himmler, (1945), German SS leader, cyanide capsule.

Adolf Hitler, (1945), Nazi Germany's leader. Shot/poisoned himself in bunker.

Abbie Hoffman, (1989), US political activist and political demonstrator

Frederick Holliday, (1985), Cleveland, OH school board president

Shannon Hoon, (1995), Lead singer of the band Blind Melon

Doug Hopkins, (1993), musician, founding member of rock group The Gin Blossoms. Killed himself with a .38 pistol, December 5.

Elmyr de Hory, (1976), Hungarian art forger

Robert E. Howard, (1936), "Pulp" writer of Conan the Barbarian. Shot himself in head on June 11, 1936 after learning his mother was in a permanent coma.

Francis Hughes (1981), IRA activist starved himself.

Hong Xiuquan, (1864), Chinese leader of the Taiping Rebellion

Chuck Humphrey, (1998), Heaven's Gate cult member

Michael Hutchence, (1997), Australian lead singer of rock group INXS, hanged himself in hotel room. Speculated to be autoerotic asphyxiation gone bad.

Phyllis Hyman, (1995), singer

80% of all suicides are cleaned up by a close friend, or family member after the body is removed.


William Inge, (1973), US playwright (Picnic, Come Back, Little Sheba, Bus Stop, Splendor in the Grass)

Isocrates, (338 BC), Greek rhetorician

Wafa Idis, (2002), first Palestinian female suicide bomber

Judas Iscariot, (1st century), according to the Bible, betrayed Jesus

Suicide is a preventable cause of death!


Vittorio Jano, (1965), automobile design engineer

Randall Jarrell (1965), US writer and poet

Rick Jason, (2000), US actor best known in 'Combat'

Jiang Qing, (1991), 3rd wife of Mao Zedong, leader of the Gang of Four

David Johnson, (1995), Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts

Jim Jones, (1978), reverend, leader of the "Peoples Temple" cult. Died during mass suicide that cost the lives of more than 900 in Guyana.
Terry Jones, David Bowie's brother.
Luc Jouret, homeopath, Chiery, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada.

Nafisa Joseph, (2004), Miss India 1997, killed herself four weeks before being married.

Attila József, (1937), Hungarian poet

Lee Eun Ju, (2005), South Korean Actress

ISP, provides free training to police, mental health professionals, military, senior centers on suicide awareness and its prevention.


Frida Kahlo, (1954), Mexican painter, unknown whether she accidentally or purposely overdosed

Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin, (1918), Cossack leader during the Russian Civil War

Sarah Kane, (1999), British playwright

Kostas Karyotakis, (1928), Greek poet, shot himself

Yasunari Kawabata (1972), Japanese writer and Nobel Prize for Literature laurate, gassed himself.

Ivar Kreuger, (1932) Swedish match industrialist, was found dead in a hotel room in Paris.

Terry Kath, (1978), guitarist, Chicago (Died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. He pointed a gun to his head thinking it wasn't loaded and pulled the trigger.) Russian roulette.

Kawakami Bizan, (1908), Japanese novelist

Brian Keith, (1997), American actor (Family Affair).

Dr. David Kelly, (2003), British scientist, source of BBC story about the September Dossier

Samuel A. Kendall, (1933), congressman from Pennsylvania, self inflicted gunshot wound in the House Office Building

Douglas Kenney, (1980), Writer, producer, actor of National Lampoon Magazine and Animal House. Fell or was pushed off cliff in Hawaii. Composed note "These are the best days I've chosen to ignore" in hotel room.

Preston King, (1865), senator from New York, leapt from ferryboat in New York Harbor.
Dylan Klebold, Columbine massacre.

Heinrich von Kleist, (1811), German dramatist and poet

Jochen Klepper, (1942)

Günther von Kluge, (1944), German Field Marshal

Fletcher Knebel, (1993), US novelist ('Seven Days in May')

William F. Knowland, (1974), former Senate Majority Leader, self inflicted gunshot

Sándor Kocsis, (1979), Hungarian football (soccer) player, killed himself in Barcelona after diagnosis of cancer

Arthur Koestler, (1983), journalist, novelist, political activist, and social philosopher

Hannelore Kohl, (2001), wife of ex-chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl

Nestor Kombot-Naguemon (2004) diplomat and politician from the Central African Republic, jumped out of a window in Paris while serving as ambassador to France

Prince Fumimaro Konoe, (1945), Japanese war criminal

Jerzy Kosinski, (1991), Polish-American author

Philip Taylor Kramer, (1995), Rock musician and physicist

Friedrich Wilhelm Krüger , Nazi official during WWII

Friedrich Alfred Krupp, (1902), German industrialist; committed suicide when his homosexuality was revealed

Khemu Kunal, (2008), Bollywood actor from India, hanging.

The president of ISP, Inc. Matthew Dovel, attempted suicide at the age of twenty-five.  He is now an author, philanthropist and international suicide prevention expert.


Alan Ladd, (1964), U.S. film star, overdose of alcohol and pills, highly disputed for many years.

Paul Lafargue, (1911), son-in-law of Karl Marx, communist theorist and author of The Right to Be Lazy

Robert M. La Follette, Jr., (1953), senator from Wisconsin.

Karen Lancaume, (2005), French adult film star.

Carole Landis, (1948), actress.

James H. Lane, (1866), senator from Kansas, general in Civil War, shot himself after being charged with financial irregularities

Hans Langsdorff, (1939), captain of the Admiral Graf Spee

Florence Lawrence, (1938), Hollywood's first movie Star.

George P. Lawrence, (1917), representative from Massachusetts, jumped out of building to death due to stress caused by World War I

Katherine Lawrence, (2004), writer

Lee Kyung Hae, (2003), South Korean activist

Marshall Ledbetter Jr., (2003), lone man of non-violent protest within an office in Tallahassee,FL capitol building in 1991

Victoria Lee, (1888), daughter of Emma Lee French.
Marc Lepine, Canada's most prolific spree killer.

Primo Levi, (1987), Italian author and Auschwitz survivor

Meriwether Lewis, (1809), US explorer with Clark; died in mysterious circumstances, either murder or suicide

Robert Ley, (1945), Nazi war criminal

Vachel Lindsay, (1931), US poet and essayist, Lysol.

Peter Llewelyn-Davies, (1960), UK publisher who as a boy was the inspiration for J M Barrie's Peter Pan

Ross Lockridge, Jr., (1948}, US novelist, author of Raintree County

Philip Loeb (1955), blacklisted American actor

Mark Lombardi, (2000), US artist whose art described international white-collar crime networks; hanged himself in his Williamsburg, New York studio

Jack London, (1916), US novelist (his doctor believed he had committed suicide by overdose of morphine and atropine, but his widow prevailed on a more senior doctor to ascribe the death to uremia, and had the body quickly cremated before an autopsy could be done)

Terry Long, (2005), Former NFL player

Hans Loritz (1946), concentration camp commandant at various times - Esterwegen, Dachau, Sachsenhausen

Noah Lottick, (1991), Scientology follower.

Malcolm Lowry, (1957), British writer

Gherasim Luca, (1994), Romanian surrealist

Lucan, (65), Roman poet

Ron Luciano, (1995), baseball umpire

J. Anthony Lukas, (1997), US author and journalist

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, (1918), Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist

Roman Lyashenko, (2003), professional hockey player

Most people that commit suicide tell someone of their intentions before hand!


Richard Manuel, (1986), singer, multi-instrumentalist, member of The Band hung himself while on tour in Fla.

Martin Manley (2013), American sportswriter, shot himself.

Max Malm, (2006), Swedish professional e-sport attendant. Killed himself after a loss vs the clan (Complexity)

Billy Mackenzie, (1996), lead singer of 1980s pop group The Associates

Gordon McMaster, (1997), British politician

Magnentius, (353), Roman usurper

Sándor Márai, (1989), Hungarian writer and journalist

Jan Masaryk, (1948), Czech politician and statesman who either jumped, fell, or was pushed out a window

Hideto Matsumoto, (1998), Japanese rock musician

Denis Matthews, (1988), UK pianist

Robert Maxwell, (1991), Czech-born UK newspaper magnate who, some believe, jumped overboard in the Atlantic leaving a financial disaster in his wake - the official inquest ruled it was 'accidental drowning'.

Vladimir Mayakovsky, (1930), Russian poet; his suicide note said 'I don't recommend it for others'

Jacques Mayol (2001), French free-diver

Kid McCoy, (1940), world champion boxer (real name: Norman Shelby)

Mindy McCready (2013), American country music singer, gunshot.

Joe Meek (1967), Record producer

Niklaus Meienberg, (1993), Swiss author

Kitty Melrose, (1912), English actress

Joseph Merrick, (1890), UK celebrity known as the Elephant Man; alleged to have committed suicide by allowing his massive head to obstruct his windpipe

General Ioannis Metaxas, (1941), Greek military leader and dictator 1936-41

Charlotte Mew, (1928), English poet

Noel Mewton-Wood, (1953), Australian pianist; drank prussic acid

James Miller, fan man, (2003), parachutist

Walter M. Miller, Jr., (1996), science-fiction writer

Freddie Mills, (1965), world champion boxer

Yukio Mishima, (1970), Japanese novelist; committed public ritual seppuku.

Walther Model, (1945), German Field Marshal.
George de Mohrenschildt, gunshot.

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, (2001), South African jazz pianist

Jürgen W. Möllemann, (2003), German politician

Marilyn Monroe, (1962), American actress (some suspect foul play) pills.

Henry de Montherlant, (1972), French writer

Donnie Moore, (1989), relief pitcher for the California Angels

Florencio Morales Ramos, 1989, Ramito, trova singer

Ted Moult, (1986), British television personality

Renate Müller, (1937), German actress

David Munrow, (1976), UK early music specialist, founder of the Early Music Consort

James Murray, (1936), U.S. silent film actor, The Crowd, drowned in the Hudson River

Senior citizens have the highest rate of suicide of all age groups.


Scott Nearing, (1983), American peace activist and practical conservationist; by self-starvation at nearly 100 years of age.

Joachim Nielsen, (2000), Norwegian singer in the band Jokke Og Valentinerne, overdosed on heroin.

Oskar Nedbal, (1930), Czech composer ('The Tale of the Simply Johnny'); jumped out a window on Christmas Eve

Gérard de Nerval, (1855), French poet and author, hanged himself.

Robert Leon Nichols, (1997), Roadie with the Grateful Dead in an apparent copy of the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.

Frank Nitti, (1943), US gangster, who shot himself rather than go to jail. Some believe Nitti was murdered.

Christian Nordqvist, (2006), Swedish teenager who committed suicide by Cyanide, while filming himself in his webcam.

Leo McPhee, (2006), Canadian teenager who committed suicide; hung himself.

Most senior citizens that commit suicide do so two weeks after being diagnosed with a terminal illness!


Luis Ocańa, (1994), Spanish cyclist, Tour de France winner

Phil Ochs, (1976), American singer, hanged himself in sister's apartment, Far Rockaway, New York.

John O'Brien, (1994), author of Leaving Las Vegas (on which the film was based)

Per Yngve Ohlin, (1991), vocalist for Mayhem, shot himself with a shotgun after having slashed his wrist and cut his throat

Paul Oliver, San Diego Professional Football player Charger, 2013.

Christina Onassis, (1988), Greek tycoon,

Hugh O'Connor, (1995), actor.

Johnny O'Keefe, (1978), Australian rock legend known as The Wild One; drug overdose

Wyoming has the highest rate of suicide in the nation.


Jan Palach, (1969), protesting Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring, self-immolation.

Billy Papke, (1936), world champion boxer

Violeta Parra (1967), famous Chilean folk singer

Jules Pascin, (1930), French-American painter

John Patrick, (1995), US playwright and screenwriter; placed a plastic bag over his head

Cesare Pavese, (1950), Italian poet, novelist

Petronius Arbiter, (66), Roman satirist; opened his own veins

Richard Piggott, (1890), author of the Piggott Forgeries.

Pontius Pilate, (36), Roman governor and alleged judge of Jesus of Nazareth.
Robert Pilatus, of Milli Vanilli.

Justin Pierce, (2000), British Actor

H. Beam Piper, (1964), American science fiction writer

Sylvia Plath, (1963), American poet, author and essayist, inhaling natural gas.

Dana Plato, (1999), American actress pills.

Derrick Plourde, (2005) Musician, drummer of the Ataris, Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, RKL and Mad Caddies shot himself on March 30th

Stevie Plunder, (1995), Australian guitarist, The Whitlams

Ben Pollack, (1971), Drummer and big-band leader from the mid 20s to the Swing era

Jan Potocki, (1815), Polish aristocrat, traveler, writer; shot himself with a silver bullet

Marc Potvin, (2006), Hockey coach, hanged himself

Nicos Poulantzas,(1979),Greco-French Marxist political sociologist

Felix Powell, (1942), UK song writer best known for 'Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile', once described as 'the most optimistic song ever written'

Lucien Anatole Prevost-Paradol (1870), French journalist and diplomat

George R. Price American population geneticist.

Freddie Prinze, (1977), Puerto Rican American comedian and actor, best known for television show Chico and the Man, died of self inflicted gunshot wound.

Carlos Prío Socarrás, (1977), former president of Cuba.

Boris Pugo, (1991), serving minister of the Interior of the USSR

Jack Purvis, (1962), American jazz trumpeter

If you have stress in your life, try taking a walk everyday! Do it now!


Richard Quine, (1989), US film director

Robert Quine, (2004), guitar player of Richard Hell & the Voidoids

It takes more courage to live than to kill yourself!


Dalia Rabikovich, (2005), Israeli poet

Kuljeet Randhawa, (2006), Indian television actress, hanging.

Danny Rapp, (1983), frontman for Danny & the Juniors

David Rappaport, (1990), actor.

Matt Rasberry, (2005),

Jan-Carl Raspe, (1977), German criminal in Baader-Meinhof gang

Geli Raubal, (1931), niece and possibly lover of Adolf Hitler; officially committed suicide but may have been murdered, gunshot in 1939.
Margaret Mary Ray, David Letterman's stalker, knelt in front of a train.

Alfred Redl, (1913), Austrian army officer, spied for Russia

George Reeves, (1959), US actor, played Superman on television.

David Reimer, (2004), Canadian advocate/the "John/Joan" case

René Rivkin, (2005), Australian stockbroker and entrepreneur

Carlos Roberto Reina, (2003), former president of Honduras

John Robarts, (1982) former Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario, 1961 - 1971; committed suicide with shotgun

Rachel Roberts, (1980), Welsh-born British actress

Bill Robinzine, (1982), American basketball player

Charles Rocket, (2005), American comedian.

Samuel Romilly, (1818), British prison reformer

Erwin Rommel, (1944), German Field Marshal

Iris von Roten-Meyer, (1990), artist and jurist

Mark Rothko, (1970), Russian-American painter

Ruan Lingyu, (1935), Chinese actress

Irv Rubin, (2002), leader of the Jewish Defense League

Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, (1889), heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne

Thomas Jefferson Rusk, (1857) U.S. senator from Texas

Michael Ryan, (1987), mass murderer at Hungerford; shot himself as police closed in on him

Jakub Jan Ryba, (1815), Czech composer and teacher

Akutagawa Ryunosuke, (1927), Japanese novelist

Johnathan Rubis, (1892), American Columnist

Make a list of twenty-five reasons to live and keep it where you can see it.  (The smell of fresh bread, a day off with nothing to do, sleeping in till noon, etc.).


Emilio Salgari, (1911), Italian writer

Albert Salmi, (1990), American actor.

Alexander Samsonov, (1914), Russian military commander

George Sanders, (1972), English actor sleeping-pill overdose.

Bobby Sands (1981), IRA activist who starved himself as a result of a hunger strike

Alberto Santos-Dumont, (1932), aviation pioneer

Bruce Sarver , (2005), NHRA driver

Savannah, (1994), pornographic actress porn star, gunshot.

Junior Seau, San Diego Professional Football Player Chargers, 2012. (Gun shot to the chest).

Gia Scala, (1972), actress.

Romy Schneider, (1982), Austrian actress (officially cardiac arrest, but may have been self-induced).

Eugen Schauman ,(1904), Finnish nationalist, assassin of the Governor-General Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov.

Margie Schoedinger, (2003), Filed lawsuit against George W. Bush claiming she had been raped

Conrad Schumann, (1998), GDR refugee

'Screaming Lord Sutch', (1999), UK eccentric singer and politician

William Seabrook (1945), adventurer, travel writer

Jean Seberg, (1979), American actress.

Seneca the Younger, (65), was ordered to commit suicide by the emperor Nero

Anne Sexton, (1974), American poet

Del Shannon, (1990), American singer, .22 caliber rifle.

H.A. Shanu, (1905), Congo reformer

Harold Shipman, (2004), imprisoned British doctor found to have killed 250+ of his patients

Arthur Shrewsbury, (1903), former captain of the England cricket team

Elizabeth Siddal, (1862), Pre-Raphaelite icon

Eli Siegel, (1978), founded Aesthetic Realism

Varnado Simpson, (1997), Pfc jointly responsible for the My Lai Massacre

The Singing Nun - see Jeanine Deckers

Walter Slezak, (1983), U.S. actor.

Everett Sloane, (1965)U.S. actor, part of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater.

Elliott Smith, (2003), American musician (reported as suicide but still under investigation) stabbed himself.

James Leonard Brierley Smith, 1968, South African paleoanatomist

Paul Snider, (1980), promoter, murdered Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten then killed himself.
Socrates, hemlock.

Soga no Emishi, (645), stateman

John Hanning Speke, (1864), UK explorer of Africa

Sir Bernard Spilsbury, (1947), UK forensic pathologist who helped convict Dr. Crippen; gassed himself in an oven at his laboratory

Layne Staley, (2002), singer of Alice in Chains

Serge Stavisky, (1934), Russian-French swindler

Gary Stewart, (2003), country singer

Adalbert Stifter (1868), Austrian writer

Rory Storm, (1972), singer of the Hurricanes (the band Ringo Starr was in before he joined the Beatles), in a pact with his mother

David Strickland, (1999), actor. Suddenly Susan co-star, hanged himself in Las Vegas.
Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of England's Monster Raving Loonie Party

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!


Yutaka Taniyama, (1958), Japanese mathematician

Tawfik Abu al-Huda Baja, (1956), former prime minister of Jordan

Sara Teasdale, (1933), American poet, drowning.

Arthur Teele Jr., (2005), former Miami city commissioner; in the lobby of the Miami Herald.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky, (1893), Russian composer (possible suicide)

Count Paul Teleki, (1941), Hungarian statesman

Lou Tellegen, (1934), Dutch-born American film actor

Luigi Tenco, (1967), Italian singer-songwriter

Jason Thirsk, (1996), bassist for, of Pennywise, gunshot.

Jesse B. Thomas, (1853), U.S. Senator from Illinios

Hunter S. Thompson, (2005), American author gonzo journalist, gunshot.

Ric Throssell, (1999), Australian diplomat, writer

Georg Tintner, (1999), Austrian-born conductor active in Canada and Australia; jumped 11 stories when he was no longer able to conduct due to illness.

Thelma Todd, actress, carbon monoxide.

Ernst Toller, (1939), German writer

Mikhail Tomsky, (1936), Russian Revolutionary

Wolfe Tone, (1798), Irish independence leader

John Kennedy Toole, (1969), American novelist

Silvanus Trevail (1903) Cornish architect shot himself in the lavatory of a train.

Marina Tsvetaeva, (1941), Russian poetess and writer

Kurt Tucholsky, (1935), German journalist and satirist.
E. William Tucker, of Ministry and Pigface, pills and slit his own throat.

Alan Turing, (1954), British mathematician and computer scientist, poisoned apple.

John Walker Turnbull, (1999), British Soldier

Randy Turpin, (1966), British world champion boxer

ISP, provides family support to families that lose a family member. Up to $10,000.00 per incident for scene cleanup, counseling, temporary housing, bill pay and in some cases, funeral expenses.


Ernst Udet, (1941), German air ace and Luftwaffe inspector general

Urmuz (1923), Romanian writer

Gen Ushijima, (1945), Japanese military commander who lost the Battle of Okinawa

Enough people kill themselves each year to fill the super bowl stadium ten times!


Amy Vanderbilt, (1974), etiquette writer

Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke, (1941), American film director

George Washington Vanderbilt III, (1961), American yachtsman and a scientific explorer

Peter Van Eyck, (1969), Dutch-UK film actor

Johannes Vares, (1946), Estonian poet, doctor and politician

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas, (1954), President of Brazil. Killed himself during impeachment trial.

Publius Quinctilius Varus, (9), at the end of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

Minnie Vautrin, (1941), American missionary who helped the Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in 1937

Lupe Vélez, (1944), actress, the Mexican Spitfire, sleeping pills.

Baroness Mary Vetsera, (1889), mistress of Crown Prince Rudolph - see Mayerling

Tudor Vianu, (1964), Romanian writer

Sid Vicious, (1979), bass player of the Sex Pistols. Drug overdose.

Hervé Villechaize, (1993), French actor, midget Fantasy Island actor, shotgun.

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1806), French admiral who lost the Battle of Trafalgar

No one kills themselves to hurt someone else!  They are temporarily insane and believe that they are actually helping their friends and family by committing suicide.


Petri Walli, (1995), Finnish rock musician

Jeremy Michael Ward, (2003), musician in The Mars Volta

Stephen Ward, (1963), UK osteopath who was caught up in the Profumo affair

Peter Warlock, (1930), UK composer (also known as Philip Heseltine)

Doodles Weaver, (1983), US comedian, member of Spike Jones' City Slickers

Gary Webb, (2004), US investigative reporter; death ruled as suicide from two gunshots

Otto Weininger, (1903), Austrian philosopher

Ernst Weiß, (1940), German author

George Weldon, (1963), UK conductor, died in South Africa

Horace Wells, (1848), dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia.

Fred West, (1995), husband of convicted British killer Rosemary West. Hanged himself in prison whilst awaiting trial on the same crimes.

James Whale, (1957), UK film director, Frankenstein director, shallow dive.

Samuel Whitbread, (1815), Whig politician

Charles White Whittlesey, (1921) Medal of Honor Recipient. Famed commander of WWI's Lost Battalion.
Dan White, assassin of S.F. Mayor Moscone, carbon monoxide.

Kenneth Williams (1988), camp comedian, UK TV personality and diarist

Paul Williams, (1973), singer (Temptations), of The Temptations, gunshot.

Percy Williams (1982), athlete

Rozz Williams, (1998), Musician, "Christian Death"

Wendy O. Williams, (1998), musician, The Plasmatics, shot herself in the woods outside her home in 1998.

Greg Wilton, (2000), the only Australian Federal politician who has ever successfully attempted suicide.
Alan Wilson, of Canned Heat.

Eduard Wirths (1945), military surgeon conducted research work at Auschwitz concentration camp

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, (1939), Polish author, novelist, painter, philosopher

Wally Wood, (1981), cartoonist

Virginia Woolf, (1941), British novelist, drowning.

Everyone should have a goal list. Fifteen goals is good. Five short-term goals, five middle goals and five long-term goals.  Having a purpose is essential to having a healthy and happy life.


Xiang Yu, (202 BC) the powerful warlord during Chu-Han contention in China

Try to eat fruit every day!  A balanced meal will keep you healthy and strong.


Paula Yates, (2000), British television personality

Alfredo Yabrán, (1998), Argentine businessman

Sergei Yesenin, (1925), poet, husband of Isadora Duncan

Haile Yimenu, (1991), former prime minister of Ethiopia

Gig Young, (1978), US actor.

Lee Thompson Young (2013), American actor known for his roles in films such as Friday Night Lights and The Famous Jett Jackson, and on TV series such as Smallville and Rizzoli & Isles.

Never give up! But, do take a break every now and then!


Bernd Alois Zimmermann, (1970)

Marion Anthony Zioncheck, (1936), congressman from Washington, jumped out of office building

Mahmoud Zuabi, (2000), Syrian prime minister shot himself on May 21, two months after resigning over corruption charges

Stefan and Lotte Zweig, (1942), Austrian novelist and his wife

Szmul Zygielbojm (1943), committed suicide to protest the indifference of Allied governments in the face of the Holocaust.

Go to Disneyland at least once a year, even if you don't have any kids.  Remember what it was like to be a kid, relax, and have some fun.


Saul King of Israel (1 Sam. 31:4)
Shang Zhou, (1046 BC), the last king of the Shang Dynasty of China
Fusu, (210 BC), son of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, and brother of the Second Emperor, Qin Er Shi, forced to commit suicide by a fake decree
Qin Er Shi, (207 BC), the Second Emperor of Qin dynasty China
Cleopatra VII of Egypt, (30 BC), last Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt
Ludwig II of Bavaria, (1886), drowning
Nero, (68), emperor of Rome (under duress)
Otho, (69), Roman emperor
Boudica, (1st century), Celtic chieftainess
Decebal, (106), Dacian king
Clodius Albinus, (197), Roman emperor
Gordian I, (238), Roman emperor
Quintillus, (270), Roman emperor
Maximian, (310), Roman emperor
Chongzhen, (1644), the last emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China
Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, (2001), young King of Nepal, committed suicide after assassinating his father, King Birendra, and other members of the royal family

* list is from the web site

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