Famous People Who Died of Suicide - Celebrities with Suicide

Losing a loved one to suicide is probably one of the most emotionally devastating experiences a person can go through. And when a celebrity commits suicide, then it is not just their family but the entire world that is left shocked and betrayed. On the surface it might seem like celebrities have perfect lives, courted by fame, wealth, and the adoration of fans. However like every other human being, famous people too experience pains and disappointments albeit away from the public eye. The news of a celebrity suicide catches us unawares and shocks us to the core. When the much beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide, his fans were left devastated. Just how could someone who made the world laugh get so disillusioned with life that he killed himself? Whitney Houston and Philip Seymour Hoffman are the other two name who immediately come to mind when we talk of suicide. Read on to know more about the famous people who committed suicide.

List of famous people who committed suicide with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous People Who Died of Suicide

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Monika DannemannJune 24, 1945GermanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Monika Dannemann, the famous German Figure Skater & Painter; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Mark SallingAugust 17, 1982AmericanMark Wayne Salling was an American actor, singer and musician
AviciiSeptember 8, 1989SwedishTim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remix artist, and record producer
René Gerónimo FavaloroJuly 12, 1923ArgentinianRené Gerónimo Favaloro was a renowned Argentinean cardiovascular surgeon
Brenda BenetAugust 14, 1945AmericanBrenda Benet was an American TV and film actress
Chris BenoitMay 21, 1967CanadianChris Benoit (Christopher Michael Benoit) was a Canada born professional wrestler
Jonathan BrandisApril 13, 1976AmericanJonathan Brandis was an American actor known for his role in the miniseries ‘It.’
Fred WestSeptember 29, 1941BritishFred West was an English serial killer who committed more than 12 murders
Ilse KochSeptember 22, 1906GermanIlse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, the chief of the Nazi concentration camps in Buchenwald and Majdanek
Heinrich HimmlerOctober 7, 1900GermanHeinrich Himmler was a German Nazi military commander and a close associate of Adolf Hitler
Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman was an English medical doctor and a serial killer

BritishJanuary 14, 1946117 views

Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel was a German general

GermanNovember 15, 1891272 views

Maggie McNamara

Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara was an American film, television and stage actress

AmericanJune 18, 1928149 views

Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler was a Hungarian-British author and journalist best known for his book ‘Darkness at Noon.’ This biography of Arthur Koestler provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman was an American physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1944

AmericanApril 21, 188290 views

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef and the author of ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’

AmericanJune 25, 1956111 views

Ilse Koch

Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, the chief of the Nazi concentration camps in Buchenwald and Majdanek

GermanSeptember 22, 1906430 views

Hans Fischer

Hans Fischer was a famous German organic chemist

GermanJuly 27, 188199 views

Wallace Carothers

Wallace Hume Carothers was an American chemist who invented nylon and neoprene

AmericanApril 27, 1896110 views