Mindy McCready

The following people killed themselves in a variety of ways, usually by hanging, gunshot, or overdoses. Milli Vanilli’s Rob Pilatus won’t be found here because his death was ruled accidental and not intentional though it’s my reasoning that he wouldn’t have mixed alcohol with prescription pills if he didn’t intend to commit suicide.

  1. Jovon Belcher, football player (murder-suicide)
  2. Wendy Williams of the Plasmatics
  3. Mindy McCready, country singer
  4. Sylvia Plath (her son also killed himself in 2009)
  5. Misty Upham, actress
  6. Assia Wevill, murder-suicide with her young daughter (ironically, this is the woman Ted Hughes left Sylvia Plath for)
  7. Reinaldo Arenas, writer
  8. Jonathan Brandis, actor

  9. Kurt Cobain, singer-musician with Nirvana
  10. Freddie Prinze (though some say it was accidental)
  11. Michael Alfonso, wrestler
  12. Marilyn Monroe, actress (some claim suicide, others murder)
  13. Tony Scott, film director (brother of Ridley Scott)
  14. David Foster Wallace, writer-journalist
  15. Lucy Gordon, actress
  16. Alexander McQueen, fashion designer
  17. Jeff Alm, football player (accidentally killed best friend in car crash, so shot himself)
  18. Lee Thompson Young, actor

  19. Michael Hutchence, singer with INXS
  20. Chris Benoit, wrestler (committed double murder-suicide)
  21. Christine Chubbuck, TV reporter (who shot herself during a live broadcast. Her last on-air words were: “And now, in keeping with Channel 40’s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you’re about to see another first – an attempted suicide.”)
  22. Freddie E, rapper (who Tweeted about his depression & desire to kill himself)
  23. Virginia Woolf, writer
  24. Simone Battle, singer for GRL & an X Factor finalist

  25. Junior Seau, football player
  26. Hunter Thompson, writer (His suicide note read: “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun — for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your (old) age. Relax — This won’t hurt.” He was on the phone with his wife at the time.
  27. Robin Williams, actor-comedian
  28. Don Cornelius, Soul Train’s creator-host
  29. L’Wren Scott, fashion designer/stylist

  30. Johnny Lewis, actor (murder-suicide)
  31. Dana Plato, actress (her son Tyler Lambert committed suicide in 2010)
  32. Hart Crane, poet (his final words before he leaped off a cruise ship: “Goodbye, everybody!” )
  33. Vincent Van Gogh (his last words being:  “La tristesse durera toujours” (translation: “the sadness will last forever”)
  34. Ernest Hemingway, writer
  35. Diane Airbus, photographer
  36. Shakir Stewart, Def Jam executive

  37. Jiah Khan, Bollywood acress
  38. Ray Combs, Family Feud host
  39. Margaux Hemingway, actress (killed herself the day before her grandfather Ernest’s suicide anniversary)
  40. Brian Keith, actor
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the celebrity suicides, and those lists you may find on the Internet will be added to in the years to come.
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