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Famous People Who Have Committed Suicide

Some of them probably did not commit suicide
Quiz by Magruz
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Last updated: September 16, 2022
First submittedJune 19, 2022
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Year
Cause
Profession
Answer
399 BC
Poison
Philosopher
Socrates
182 BC
Poison
Emperor
Hannibal
30 BC
Asp Bite Her
Emperor
Cleopatra
30 BC
Stabbed
Emperor
Mark Antony
68 AD
Forced Someone Else to Kill Him
Emperor
Nero
1890
Gunshot
Painter
Vincent van Gogh
1941
Drowning
Writer
Virginia Woolf
1945
Gunshot
Dictator
Adolf Hitler
1954
Cyanide
Scientist
Alan Turing
1961
Gunshot
Writer
Ernest Hemingway
1962
Overdose
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
1973
Gunshot
President
Salvador Allende
1994
Gunshot
Singer
Kurt Cobain
2014
Hanging
Actor
Robin Williams
2017
Hanging
Singer
Chester Bennington
2017
Hanging
Singer
Chris Cornell
2018
Self-inflicted Cuts
DJ
Avicii
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Level 48
Jun 19, 2022
Good quiz! I only got two
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Level 71
Sep 9, 2022
Jeez, this is a really sad topic. I read a bit about Virginia Woolf after seeing her here. God, is depression ever a horrific thing to deal with. I’m glad many more people can get help with mental illness today than even a generation ago.
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2022
So true, sometimes it’s crazy for me to think that some of these people who had so much in terms of fame and fortune could still struggle so deeply with these things. It really does prove that money and power don’t necessarily solve your problems.

In spite of all the progress we’ve made in mental over the years, there’s still this stigma about discussing it that makes it hard for people to really talk about what’s going on. To anyone out there whose struggling with mental health I want to let you know that there are always people around that can help you. And if your family and friends are not supporting you like they should, it’s time to find some people that will. I can assure you that 90% of people around the world would be willing to help you if you’re ever needing it. It’s really just a matter of asking. Someone will always be willing to work with you to find a better place.

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Level 85
Sep 9, 2022
You might need to give a different job description for Mark Antony and Hannibal.

It's also a murky topic to pin down - was it really a suicide for Socrates and Nero? Based on how it happened, i kind of think only one of them would qualify but you could take your pick on which...

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Level 61
Sep 9, 2022
I agree. Mark Antony was a politician, but not an emperor. Actually, there were no emperors until the next generation, Augustus being the first.

Hannibal was not an emperor either, he was a general. (Though, to tell the truth, I would never have thought of him if the quiz said "general" either. I remembered his victories, his losses and most of all his elephants from school, not his suicide.)

Otherwise it's a really great quiz, although somewhat depressing.

(As for your other remark: if you asked me which person of the two committed suicide, I'd pick Nero. But I see your point is slightly different.)

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Level 64
Sep 9, 2022
Call 988 if you're considering suicide.
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Level 53
Sep 9, 2022
Or call 116 123.
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Level 80
Sep 9, 2022
"Bennington" by itself doesn't work????
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Level 56
Sep 9, 2022
As mentioned above, Antony was NOT any kind of emperor, nor was Hannibal.
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Level 65
Sep 9, 2022
Sadly it shows the increased risk of suicide for people living with bipolar. Out of all these people, at least four were known to be bipolar; Van Gogh, Cobian, Hemingway and Woolf… also showing how the condition correlates strongly with creative genius
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2022
Bennington does not work?? Very surprising.
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Level 68
Sep 9, 2022
Just "Bennington" should be accepted.
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Level 85
Sep 9, 2022
Likewise, please accept just "Allende". Last names are generally all that is required for answers on Jetpunk unless specifically stated otherwise.
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2022
I'll add my voice to the critiques. Yes, last names should be enough. No, Antony and Hannibal were not emperors. And forced suicides are debatable as actual suicides.