1. Robin Williams – Age 63
Robin Williams hanged himself thereby ending his own life in August 2014. The Oscar winner and talented actor was found dead at his home in Paradise Cay, California. After his death, it was later revealed that he had been fighting body dementia for some time.
2. Marilyn Monroe – Age 36
Merilyn Monroe was really iconic during her time. Unfortunately, she passed away after allegedly taking an overdose of barbiturates. Her reason for committing suicide was been linked to frequent depressions, unpredictable mood changes and severe fears that she suffered from time to time before her death.
3. Kurt Cobain – Age 27
Cobain was a renowned frontman of Nirvana an American rock band. At age 27, he committed suicide at his home in Seattle, hence killing himself by a self-inflicted gunshot. Before succumbing to his death, he was undergoing rehabilitation at a detox center in Los Angeles for depression and drug addiction.
4. Mindy McCready – Age 37
Mindy McCready ended her own life at her Heber Springs home in Arkansas in February 2013. The country star died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. She was a mother of two at the time aged 37 years. Besides that, she was struggling with addiction and had been in and out of rehab for a couple of times.
5. Jonathan Brandis – Age 27
Brandis was famous for starring in seaQuest DSV and The NeverEnding Story II . However, in November 2003, the movie star was discovered by his friends in the hallway of his apartment building in LA after apparently hanging himself. At the time of his death, he was only 27 year old.
6. Sawyer Sweeten – Age 19
At only 19 years, Sawyer Sweeten died after shooting himself in the head in April 2015. He was a young star who came in the limelight after acting as Geoffrey Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond.
7. Jovan Belcher – Age 25
At the time of his death in December 2012, Jovan Belcher was a linebacker for Kansas City Chiefs. He killed Kasandra Perkins his longtime girlfriend in front of his mother by shooting her nine times. After that he drove to the Chief’s training facility where he shot hence killing himself right before the eyes of his coach and general manager.
8. Alexander McQueen – Age 40
The famous 40-year-old British fashion designer and couturier ended his own life in February 2010. This was exactly nine days after his mother succumbed to cancer at the age of 75. He supposedly hanged himself with his favorite belt after ingesting a cocktail of tranquilizers, sleeping pills and cocaine.
9. Lucy Gordon – Age 28
Lucy Gordon was an incredible British model and actress starring in films such as Spider-Man 3,Serendipity and The Four Feathers. Her untimely death came in May 2009 after Jérôme Alméras a cinematographer who shared her apartment found her hanging in her Paris apartment.
10. Johnny Lewis – Age 28
Johnny Lewis passed away in September 2012 after he probably jumped or fell from the roof, garage, or patio of his 81-year-old landlord’s home. He is famous for his role as Kip “Half-Sack” Epps on Sons of Anarchy a hit television show.
11. Gia Allemand – Age 29
Gia Allemand attempted to hang herself with a vacuum cord. She was rescued and later admitted to University Hospital in New Orleans where she died after she was declared brain dead. She was a renowned reality television star, American actress and a Maxim model.
12. Dana Plato – Age 34
Dana Plato killed herself in May 1999 after intentionally ingesting an overdose of Soma, a muscle-relaxant and Lortab a painkiller. She was notable for playing Kimberly Drummond on the hit sitcom Diff’rent Strokes,
13. Chris Benoit – Age 40
Chris Benoit was a professional wrestler ad considered one of the greatest in his time. It was a sad day for the wrestling world after the star hanged himself, three days after he had murdered his 7-year-old son, Daniel as well as his wife, Nancy in June 2007.
14. L’Wren Scott – Age 49
L’Wren Scott was known to be a longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger a Rolling Stones’ frontman as well as a great stylist and fashion designer. She hanged herself with a scarf in her Manhattan apartment in March 2014. It was later reported that she had been suffering from depression for a long time.
15. Junior Seau – Age 43
Junior Seau was not only one of the NFL’s greatest linebackers but also a 10-time All-Pro and a12-time Pro Bowl selection. He supposedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound right to the chest in May 2012 at his home in Oceanside, California.
16. Misty Upham – Age 32
Misty Uphan was a Native American actress, famous for her role in the 2008 film Frozen River. In October 2014, she went missing after leaving her sister’s apartment on foot. About a fortnight later, Upham was found dead, by a small search party, at the bottom of a cliff in a wooded area.
17. Ernest Hemingway – Age 61
Ernest Hemmingway was a great American short story writer, novelist, and journalist. He died by his favorite shortgun after supposedly shooting himself in the head. Although his wife, Mary, initially claimed that, he might have made the shot accidentally while cleaning the weapon she later confirmed that is was suicide.
18. Hunter S. Thompson – Age 67
Besides being the founder of gonzo journalism movement, Hunter S. Thompson was a journalist and a great author. He passed on by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in February 2005 at his home in Woody Creek, Colorado.
19. Simone Battle – Age 25
She was America’s most promising actress and singer. Apart from being a member of the pop girl group G.R.L, she was a finalist in The X Factor. She died prematurely in September 2014 after hanging herself at her California home. Her spokesperson later revealed that she had suffered from depression as a result of financial woes.
20. Vincent Van Gogh – Age 37
Vincent van Gogh a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter committed suicide in July 1890 by shooting himself in the chest. The famous painter reportedly survived the wound for 70 days and died after doctors were unable to remove the bullet.
21. Christine Chubbuck – Age 29
Christine Chubbuck was an American news reporter. Her death was horrible; shooting herself in the head while on live broadcast in July 1974. She reportedly covered the news normally after, which she made the announcement to the audience, “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood, guts”, and shot herself She had been struggling with depression for years.
22. Lee Thompson Young – Age 29
Lee Thompson Young, is best known for his role on the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson as the title character as well as Chris Comer in Friday Night Lights. He passed away in August 2013 after shooting himself.
23. Sylvia Plath – Age 30
Sylvia Plath committed suicide by placing her head in a gas oven in February 196 at her home. She was a renowned novelist, poet, and short story writer. It is reported that she sealed off the kitchen in her apartment in London such that the carbon monoxide would not suffocate her two young children who were sleeping upstairs.
24. Aaron Swartz – Age 26
Aaron Swartz killed himself in 2013 while facing 50 years behind bars for computer fraud and abuse. His skills as a computer programmer were remarkable. He was also an entrepreneur, political organizer, writer, and Internet hacktivist.
25. Virginia Woolf – Age 59
In March 1941, Virginia Woolf an English writer drowned herself by walking into a river by her home. She filled her overcoat pockets with large stones i to weigh her body down while she drowned. Her dead body was recovered after three weeks.
26. Michael “Mike Awesome” Alfonso – Age 42
Michael “Mike Awesome” Alfonso lifeless body was discovered by his friends after he allegedly hanged himself at his home in Tampa Bay back in 2007. He was a talented professional wrestler at the time.
27. Tony Scott – Age 68
Tony Scott committed suicide by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. He died from multiple blunt force injuries. He was a great producer synonymous with films such as Crimson Tide, Top Gun, and True Romance. In addition to that, he was a reputable English film director.
28. Don Cornelius – Age 75
Don Cornelius was multitalented standing out as the creator of Soul Train a nationally famous dance and music show, as well as a television show host and a producer. Sadly, in February 2012, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
29. Michael Hutchence – Age 37
Michael Hutchence was synonymous with the rock band INXS being its founding member, lyricist and lead singer. He passed away in November 1997 and is believed to have committed suicide in a Sydney hotel where his lifeless body was found. At his time of death, he was believed to have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol probably due to depression.
30. Jon-Erik Hexum – Age 26
Jon Erik Hexum was a famous American actor and model. Unfortunately, he accidentally shot himself and died from a blank-loaded gunshot from a Russian Roulette to the head while on set for the TV spy show Cover Up, in which he was the leading character.
31. Jeff Alm – Age 25
At the time of his death, Jeff Alm was a defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, which are now the Tennessee Titans. He ended his own life through a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
32. Freddy E – Age 22
“If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home,” was the last tweet from Freddy E a Seattle rapper before he took away his own life. It was later revealed in January 2013 that he had died after shooting himself in the head.
33. David Foster Wallace – Age 46
David Foster Wallace was an American novelist, professor and essayist. He passed on in September 2008 after committing suicide. After arranging part of the manuscript for The Pale and writing a two-paged note, he hung himself from a patio rafter in his garage
34. Freddie Prinze – Age 22
Freddie Prinze graced the big screen not only as an actor but also as a standup and was famous for 1970s sitcom Chico and the Man. In January 1977, he passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after struggles with marital problems, depression and drug abuse.
35. Diane Arbus – Age 48
Diane Arbus was a world-famous writer and photographer. She horribly killed herself by slashing her wrists with a razor and overdosing on barbiturates in July 1971. Her body was discovered two days later in a bathtub.
36. Terry Kath – Age 31
Terry Kath was not only the founding member of the classic rock band Chicago but he was also its original guitarist, and co-lead singer. His premature death came in January 1978 after he shot himself in the head while playing around with a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol.
37. Reinaldo Arenas – Age 47
Reinaldo Arenas died in December 1990 aged 47 after intentionally taking an overdose of drugs and alcohol. A not found after he died indicated that he took his life after severe health complications from AIDS and suffering from depression. He was a renowned playwright, poet and novelist.
38. James Whale – Age 67
James Whale was an English film director, actor and theatre director famous for films such as The Old Dark House, Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. Sadly, he committed suicide in May 1957. He died after drowning himself in his swimming pool due to a series of strokes that left frail and in pain.
39. Assia Wevill – Age 41
Assia Wevill is famous for having successfully escaped the Nazis during early World War II. She committed suicide after killing the young daughter of poet Ted Hughes, with whom she had a relationship. Coincidentally, she happened to have chosen the same suicide method that Hughes’ previous wife, Sylvia Plath, used. She gassed herself together with 4-year-old Shura at their home in London.
40. Hart Crane – Age 32
Hart Crane was an American poet who killed himself in April 1932. He supposedly jumped off the steamship called Orizaba landing into the Gulf of Mexico. This happened after he was beaten for making sexual advances to a male member of the crew.
41. Wendy O. Williams – Age 48
Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of American punk band Plasmatics, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 1998 in a wooded area by her Connecticut home.