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Famous people who committed suicide.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who took their own lives.

This list is ordered by the person's date of death.

John McAfee

Computer programmer. Deceased
Died on June 23rd, 2021
Died at the age of 75
Suicide by hanging.

Caroline Flack

English TV presenter. Deceased
Died on February 15th, 2020
Died at the age of 40
Suicide by hanging.

Jeffrey Epstein

Financier. Deceased
Died on August 10th, 2019
Died at the age of 66
Suicide by hanging.

Etika

American YouTuber. Deceased
Died on June 19th, 2019
Died at the age of 29
Suicide by drowning.

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on May 16th, 2019
Died at the age of 39
TMZ reported that she hanged herself.

Mike Thalassitis

Love Island contestant. Deceased
Died on March 16th, 2019
Died at the age of 26
Hanged himself in a park in Edmonton, London.

Keith Flint

The Prodigy member. Deceased
Died on March 4th, 2019
Died at the age of 49
Suicide by hanging.

Grand Master Sexay

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on July 29th, 2018
Died at the age of 46
Hanged himself in a jail cell.

Sophie Gradon

Love Island contestant. Deceased
Died on June 20th, 2018
Died at the age of 32
She hanged herself.

Anthony Bourdain

Celebrity chef. Deceased
Died on June 8th, 2018
Died at the age of 61
Suicide by hanging.

Kate Spade

American fashion designer. Deceased
Died on June 5th, 2018
Died at the age of 55
Suicide by hanging.

Verne Troyer

Actor. Deceased
Died on April 21st, 2018
Died at the age of 49
Suicide by alcohol poisoning.

Avicii

DJ. Deceased
Died on April 20th, 2018
Died at the age of 28
Suicide by self-inflicted injuries.

Jonghyun

South Korean singer. Deceased
Died on December 18th, 2017
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by inhalation of toxic fumes or smoke.

August Ames

Adult actress. Deceased
Died on December 5th, 2017
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by hanging.

Stephen Paddock

Mass murderer. Deceased
Died on October 1st, 2017
Died at the age of 64
Committed suicide after murdering 60 people during a mass shooting.

Chester Bennington

Linkin Park singer. Deceased
Died on July 20th, 2017
Died at the age of 41
Suicide by hanging.

Stevie Ryan

Youtube personality. Deceased
Died on July 1st, 2017
Died at the age of 33
Suicide by hanging.

Chris Cornell

American singer. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 2017
Died at the age of 52
Suicide by hanging.

Aaron Hernandez

NFL player / convicted murderer. Deceased
Died on April 19th, 2017
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by hanging.

Simone Battle

Singer. Deceased
Died on September 5th, 2014
Died at the age of 25
Suicide by hanging.

Robin Williams

Actor. Deceased
Died on August 11th, 2014
Died at the age of 63
Suicide by hanging.

Lee Thompson Young

American actor. Deceased
Died on August 19th, 2013
Died at the age of 29
Self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Gia Allemand

Model and Reality TV star. Deceased
Died on August 14th, 2013
Died at the age of 29
Suicide by hanging.

Aaron Swartz

Programmer and Internet hacktivist. Deceased
Died on January 11th, 2013
Died at the age of 26
Suicide by hanging.

Adam Lanza

Mass shooter. Deceased
Died on December 14th, 2012
Died at the age of 20
Self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Gary Speed

Soccer manager. Deceased
Died on November 27th, 2011
Died at the age of 42
Suicide by hanging.

Chris Kanyon

Professional wrestler. Deceased
Died on April 2nd, 2010
Died at the age of 40
Suicide by antidepressant overdose.

John Costelloe

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 16th, 2008
Died at the age of 47
Self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Chris Benoit

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on June 24th, 2007
Died at the age of 40
Committed suicide after murdering his wife and son.

Seung-Hui Cho

Mass murderer. Deceased
Died on April 16th, 2007
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by gunshot.

Jonathan Brandis

Child actor. Deceased
Died on November 12th, 2003
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by hanging.

Crash Holly

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on November 6th, 2003
Died at the age of 32
Suicide by overdose.

Dana Plato

Actress. Deceased
Died on May 8th, 1999
Died at the age of 34
Suicide by overdose.

Fred West

English serial killer. Deceased
Died on January 1st, 1995
Died at the age of 53
Hanged himself in prison.

Kurt Cobain

Singer. Deceased
Died on April 5th, 1994
Died at the age of 27
Suicide by gunshot.

Ian Curtis

English singer. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 1980
Died at the age of 23
Suicide by hanging.

Ernest Hemingway

Author. Deceased
Died on July 2nd, 1961
Died at the age of 61
Suicide by gunshot.

Joseph Goebbels

Nazi politician. Deceased
Died on May 1st, 1945
Died at the age of 47
Suicide by cyanide capsule.

Adolf Hitler

German dictator. Deceased
Died on April 30th, 1945
Died at the age of 56
Suicide by gunshot.

Erwin Rommel

German Field Marshal. Deceased
Died on October 14th, 1944
Died at the age of 52
Forced to take a cyanide capsule following a failed coup against Adolf Hitler.

Vincent van Gogh

Artist. Deceased
Died on July 29th, 1890
Died at the age of 37
Shot himself in the chest.


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