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The following are lists of notable people who intentionally terminated their own lives. Suicides committed under duress are included. Deaths by accident or misadventure are excluded. Individuals who might or might not have died by their own hand, or whose intention to die is in dispute, but who are widely believed to have deliberately killed themselves, may be listed under Possible suicides.







  • Alice de Janzé (1941), American heiress, committed suicide with a firearm.[58]
  • Penelope Delta (1941), Greek writer, killed herself when the Germans invaded Greece during WWII[59]
  • Brad Delp (2007), American rock musician, killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning in his bathroom using two charcoal grills.[60]
  • Michael Dorris (1997), American novelist, took sleeping pills with vodka, placed a plastic bag over his head, and died of asphyxiation[61]




  • Sam Gillespie (2003), Australian-born philospher whose writings and translations were crucial to the initial reception of Alain Badiou's work in the English-speaking world.[65]
  • Mark Green (2004), Record-setting minor league hockey star, hung himself after being accused of stealing from a car dealership.[66][67]



  • Marcel Jacob (2009), Swedish musician"[74]
  • Clayne Jeffs, nephew of Warren Jeffs, committed suicide with a firearm after admitting that Warren Jeffs had sexually assaulted him as a child.[75]





  • Scott Nearing (1983), American political activist and conservationist, by self-starvation at 100 years of age[86]


  • Lembit Oll (1999), Estonian chess Grandmaster, jumped out of window[87]


  • Sylvia Plath (1963), American poet, novelist, children's author; committed suicide by gassing herself in her kitchen.[88]


  • David Reimer, man who after a botched circumcision in infancy, was unsuccessfully reassigned as a girl until he learned the truth at age 13, gunshot.[91]






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