Somebody Snap Me Out of This!

Of the famous people listed who have attempted suicide who do you which had succeeded?

Not really. I wouldn’t wish anyone dead. Some of these are bogus: “reportedly” or “denied” is used a lot in the explanations at Mental_floss.

Johnny Cash was the most unusual: he tried to get lost in a cave!

UPDATE: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, third for high school. Unattributed via HuffPo

  • Halle Berry
  • Greg Louganis
  • James Stockdale
  • Donna Summer
  • Drew Carey
  • Mike Wallace
  • Paul Robeson
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Fred “Rerun” Berry
  • Robert Young
  • Maxene Andrews
  • Adam Ant
  • Mary Astor
  • Tai Babilonia
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Danny Bonaduce
  • Maria Callas
  • Nell Carter
  • Johnny Cash
  • Gary Coleman
  • Nadia Comaneci
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Walt Disney
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Patty Duke
  • Eminem
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Peter Fonda
  • Clark Gable
  • Stan Getz
  • Dwight “Doc” Gooden
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Mariette Hartley
  • Susan Hayward
  • Houston
  • Betty Hutton
  • Michael Jackson
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • Sally Kirkland
  • Shelley Long
  • Ginger Lynn
  • Jeanette MacDonald
  • Mindy McCready
  • Robert McFarlane
  • Sinéad O’Connor
  • Jennifer O’Neill
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Marie Osmond
  • Terrell Owens
  • Charlie Parker
  • Barbara Payton
  • Dennis Price
  • Richard Pryor
  • Nina Simone
  • Britney Spears
  • Tina Turner
  • Mike Tyson
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Jean Wallace
  • Tuesday Weld
  • Hank Williams, Jr.
  • Brian Wilson
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Somebody Snap Me Out of This! — 9 Comments

  1. Too bad they all didn’t succeed. There’s a whole lot of other people who have dealt with worse events in their lives and managed to deal with it. Suicide is the coward’s way out of dealing with life.

  2. @Rhea: I read it on the internets!
    @Catch Her In The Wry: Wow. You are normally pretty upbeat.

  3. I’m with CatchHer 100%.

    I have been pretty low in my life – granted, not as low as some, but still low. Not once did taking my life cross my mind. Now, going to bed and staying there for 40 or so years did, but never actually taking my life.