Famous Celebrity Suicides
Fame, success and wealth will not alone stop suicides. We will continue adding suicides of the rich and famous, the 1%.
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Mindy McCready In 1996, Mindy McCready released her debut album. The singer’s Ten Thousand Angels included her number one hit “Guys Do It All the Time” and went on to double-platinum certification with two million copies sold. Sadly, much of the public is familiar with McCready more through her troubles with the law, appearance on addiction reality show Celebrity Rehab, and frequent suicide attempts than through her music. On February 17th, the front page news about McCready was her successful suicide attempt of a self-inflicted...read more
The tragic case of Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide has left people analyzing the situation from multiple angles. Some are calling for stricter gun control, others are pointing to football’s connection with suicide, however a very real lesson can be learned from this NFL player’s story. Talk to Someone According to Jovan Belcher’s friends and family, there were not clear signs that anything was wrong with how he was feeling. Some people might think that everyone else should understand the pain they are going through and that they need...read more
Thich Quang Duc (1897 – 11 June 1963) Committed Suicide by covering himself in gasoline then igniting a match and did not make a sound while burning to death. On June 11th, 1963, Thích Quảng Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline, ignited a match and set himself on fire. He burned to death minutes, and immortalized in a famous photograph. Duc was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s...read more
Peg Entwistle (February 5, 1908 – September 16, 1932) Committed Suicide Walked up the hill featuring the famous Hollywood sign, climbed atop it and jumped off after a bad movie review . She dreamt of becoming an an actress. She started out on Broadway as a comedienne with some success. Her first and only credited film role in “Thirteen Women”, staring Myrna Loy and Irene Dunne received very poor reviews. Upset by the critics, and minimal screen time she jumped to her death off the famous Hollywood sign. The day after her suicide...read more
Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) Committed Suicide: July 2, 1961 shot himself in the head with his favorite shotgun. A man’s man American author and journalist. His economical style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced many. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. In Hemingway’s final years, he began to deteriorate both in body and mind, the former accelerated...read more
Kurt Cobain (Feb 20, 1967 – Apr 5, 1994) Committed Suicide: April 8, 1994 by self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Kurt Cobain was an American songwriter and musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana. Nirvana has sold over 50 million records worldwide. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression, his fame and public image, as well as the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney...read more
Marilyn Monroe (June 01, 1926 – August 05, 1962) Committed Suicide: August 5, 1962 She was 36 years old at the time of her death ruled death by “acute barbiturate poisoning” by Dr. Thomas Noguchi of the Los Angeles County Coroners office and listed as “probable suicide”. Some believe she was murdered. The death of Monroe has since become one of the most debated conspiracy theories of all time. Share and Enjoy ...read more