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Movie Stars Who Killed Themselves 1971-2016

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This list reminds us that life can be cruel sometimes for some movie stars and stardom can be ephemeral and too much love,sex,alcool & drugs can bring you on the edge of insanity.

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Italian Actress
June 19 1932 - September 10 1971

She commited suicide at the age of 39 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Beverly Hills.

Notable Films

Story Of Three Loves (1953)
Mam'zelle Nitouche (1954) with Louis De Funès
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) with Paul Newman
SOS Pacific (1959)
Sodom And Gomorrah (1962) directed by Robert Aldrich
Battle Of The Bulde (1965) with Henry Fonda



Russian Actor
July 3 1906 - April 25 1972

He commited suicide at the age of 65 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate in his hotel room of the Casteldefels in Barcelona, Spain.

Notable Films

Lloyd's Of London (1936)
International Settlement (1938)
Foreign Correspondant (1940) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Rebecca (1940) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Black Swan (1942)
The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945) with Angela Lansbury
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947) with Gene Tierney
Samson And Delilah (1949)
All About Eve (1950) with Bette Davis
Ivanhoe (1952)
While The City Sleeps (1956)
Solomon And Sheba (1959)
Village Of The Damned (1960)
A Shot In The Dark (1964) with Peter Sellers
The Kremling Letter (1970) with Bibi Andersson

English Actress
July 20 1926 - September 6 1974

She commited suicide at the age of 48 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her apartment of London.

Notable Films

I Was A Male War Bride (1949) with Cary Grant
The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
Merry Andrew (1958) with Danny Kaye
The Battle Of Coral Sea (1959)
North By Northwest (1959) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Private Road (1971)

American Actor
November 4 1913 - October 19 1978

He commited suicide at the age of 64 y.o. by shooting is wife the german editor Kim Schmidt 1946-1978 and then turned the gun on himself at their apartment in Manhattan.

Notable Films

Old Acquaintance (1943) with Bette Davis
Escape Me Never (1947) with Errol Flynn
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Come Fill The Cup (1951) with James Cagney
The Desperate Hours (1955) with Humphrey Bogart
Teacher's Pet (1958) with Doris Day
Kid Galahad (1962) with Elvis Presley
Strange Bedfellows (1965) with Gina Lollobrigida
They Shoot The Horses Don't They (1969) with Jane Fonda
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) directed by Sam Peckinpah
The Hindenberg (1975)

French Actor
August 28 1899 - August 26 1978

He commited suicide at the age of 78 y.o. by drug overdose 2 days after his wife's death of cancer.

Notable Films

L'homme Du Large (1920)
Infernal Circle (1928)
Red-Headed Woman (1932) with Jean Harlow
Mayerling (1936)
Love Affair (1939) with Irene Dunne
Tales Of Manhattan (1942) with Henry Fonda
Gaslight (1944) with Ingrid Bergman
The 13th Letter (1951) directed by Otto Preminger
Nana (1955)
The Buccaneer (1958) with Yul Brynner
The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (1962)
How To Steal A Million (1966) with Audrey Hepburn
The Madwoman Of Chaillot (1969) with Katharine Hepburn


American Actress
June 18 1928 - February 18 1978

She commited suicide at the age of 49 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her apartment of New York.

Notable Films

The Moon Is Blue (1953) with David Niven
Prince Of Players (1955) with Richard Burton
The Cardinal (1963)

American Actress
November 13 1938 - August 30 1979

She commited suicide at the age of 40 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate.
she was found September 8 1979 9 days after her disappearance,her decomposing body was wrapped in a blanket in the backseat of her Renault parked close of her apartment in Paris.

Notable Films

Saint Joan (1957) with Richard Widmark
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Breathless (1960) with Jean-Paul Belmondo
Lilith (1964) with Warren Beatty
A Fine Madness (1966) with Sean Connery
Paint Your Wagon (1969) with Clint Eastwood
L'Attentat (1972)

English Actress
September 20 1927 - November 26 1980

She commited suicide at the age of 53 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate and some alcool at her home in Los Angeles.

Notable Films

The Good Companions (1957)
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1960) with Albert Finney
The Sporting Life (1963) with Richard Harris
Doctor's Wives (1971) with Dyan Cannon
Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Foul Play (1978) with Goldie Hawn
Yanks (1979)
When Strangers Call (1979)

French Actor
January 25 1947 - July 16 1982

He commited suicide at the age of 35 y.o. by shooting himself with a gun.

Notable Films

Les Valseuses (1973) avec Gérard Depardieu
The French Detective (1975) with Lino Ventura
Le Juge Fuyard dit Le Shériff (1977)
Préparez Vos Mouchoirs (1978) directed by Bertrand Blier
A Bad Son (1980)

Austrian Actor
May 3 1902 - April 21 1983

He commited suicide at the age of 80 y.o. by shooting himself with a gun.

Notable Films

Sodom And Gomorrah (1922)
Lifeboat (1944) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Sinbad The Sailor (1947)
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951) with Ronald Reagan
The Miracle (1959) with Roger Moore
The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm (1962) with Barbara Eden
Heidi (1968) with Jean Simmons
Black Beauty (1971)
Treasure Island (1972) with Orson Welles

American Actress
December 23 1943 - June 10 1987

She commited suicide at the age of 43 y.o. by jumping from of her 5th floor apartment in Pittsburgh.

Notable Films

A Patch Of Blue (1965) with Sidney Poitier
You're A Big Boy Now (1966) directed by Francis Ford Coppola
The Beguiled (1971) with Clint Eastwood
Walking Tall (1973)
Full Moon High (1981)

American Actor
February 15 1947 - January 18 1990

He commited suicide at the age of 42 y.o. by shooting himself in the head in his trailer home of DeRidder,Louisiana.

Notable Films & T.V.Series

Make Room For Daddy (t.v. Series) 1953-1964
Dance With Me, Henry (1956) with Abbott & Costello

English Actor
November 23 - May 2 1990

He commited suicide at the age of 38 y.o. by shooting himself to the chest at Laurel Canyon Park in San Fernando Valley, California.

Notable Films

Turkish Delight (1973) with Rutger Hauer
Time Bandits (1981)
The Bride (1985) with Jennifer Beals

French Actress
January 6 1928 - March 17 1990

She commited suicide at the age of 62 y.o. by jumping from her 8th floor apartment in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Notable Films

Frou-Frou (1955)
North To Alaska (1960) with John Wayne
The Pink Panther (1963)
What's New Pussycat? (1965) with Peter Sellers
The Honey Pot (1967) with Rex Harrison
Fellini's Satyricon (1969)
Red Sun (1971) with Charles Bronson
Aphrodite (1982) with Valérie Kaprinski

American Actor
November 6 1949 - September 8 1991

He commited suicide at the age of 41 y.o. by intentional drug overdose. Near death and in severe pain due to AIDS, he commited assistance suicide at the hospital surrounded by his family.

Notable Films

Midnight Express (1978)
Chariots Of Fire (1981)
Blood Ties (1985)
Cold Steel (1987) with Sharon Stone

French Actor
April 23 1943 - September 4 1993

He commited suicide at the age of 50 y.o. by shooting himself in the backyard of his house of North Hollywood.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Queen Of Evil (1974) directed by Oliver Stone
Fantasy Island T.V. Series (1978 - 1984)
Forbidden Zone (1980)
Two Moon Junction (1988) with Sherilyn Fenn & Mila Jovovich

American Actor
December 29 1934 - February 22 1995

He commited suicide at the age of 60 y.o. by shooting himself at his ranch in Denny, California.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

The Legend Of Lizzie Borden (1975) with Elizabeth Montgomery
MacArthur (1977) with Gregory Peck
Salem's Lot (1979)
The Pursuit Of D.B. Cooper (1981) with Robert Duval
St. Elsewhere T.V. Series (1982-1988)
The Exorcist III (1990) with George C. Scott
Bye Bye Love (1995)

American Actor & T.V. Show Host
April 3 1956 - June 2 1996

He commited suicide at the age of 40 y.o. by hanging himself with a noose from his hospital sheet. the night before Combs destroyed the inside of his home and had also been banging his head against the walls before he was admitted to the psychiatric ward of the Glendale Adventis Medical Center in California.

Notable Films & T.V. Shows

You Again ? (1986) T.V. Series
Amen (1988) T.V. Series
Family Feud (1988-1994)
Vampire In Brooklyn (1995)

American Actress & Model
February 16 1954 - July 1 1996

She commited suicide at the age of 42 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her apartment of Santa Monica, California.

Notable Films

Lipstick (1976) with Mariel Hemingway
Over The Brooklyn Bridge (1984) with a very Sarah Michelle Gellar
Inner Sanctum (1991) with Tanya Roberts

French Actress & Director
November 29 1953 - August 30 1996

She commited suicide at the age of 42 y.o. by throwing herself out a window from her room of the psychiatric hospital.

Notable Films As An Actress

L'Horloger De Saint-Paul (1974) with Phillippe Noiret
Le Juge Et L'Assassin (1976)
Paco L'Infaillible (1979) with Patrick Dewaere

Notable Films As A Director

La Garce (1984) with Isabelle Huppert
Adultère (Mode d'Emploi) (1995) with Vincent Cassel

American Actor
November 14 1921 - June 24 1997

He commited suicide at the age of 75 y.o. by shooting himself at his home of Malibu, California.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Arrowhead (1953) with Charlton Heston
The Violent Men (1955)
Desert Hell (1958)
The Parent Trap (1961) with Maureen O'Hara
The Pleasure Seekers (1964) with Ann-Margret
The Rare Breed (1966) with James Stewart
Family Affair T.V. Series (1966-1971)
Nevada Smith (1966) with Steve McQueen
Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) with Marlon Brando
The Yakuza (1974) with Robert Mitchum
Nickelodeon (1976) with Burt Reynolds
The Mountain Men (1980) with Charlton Heston
Young Guns (1988)

Japanese Actor & Director
May 15 1933 - December 20 1997

He commited suicide at the age of 63 y.o. by jumping from the rooft of his office building in Tokyo.

Notable Films As A Actor

Lord Jim (1965) with James Mason
Lady Snowblood (1973)
The Family Game (1984)

Notable Films As A Director

The Funeral (1984)
Taxing Woman (1987)
Tales Of A Golden Geisha (1990)

American Actress
November 7 1964 - May 6 1999

She commited suicide at the age of 34 y.o. by intentional drug overdose in her Winnebago.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Return To Boggy Creek (1977) with Dawn Wells
California Suite (1978) with Maggie Smith
Different Strokes T.V. Series (1978-1986)
Bikini Beach Race (1992) with Ron Jeremy
Desperation Boulevard (1998)

British Actor
March 21 1975 - July 10 2000

He commited suicide at the age of 25 y.o. by hanging himself in his room of the Bellagio Hotel of Las Vegas.

Notable Films

Kids (1995) with Rosario Dawson
Next Friday (2000)
King Of The Jungle (2000) with Marisa Tomei

American Actor
September 1 1920 - October 6 2000

He commited suicide at the age of 80 y.o. by shooting himself at his ranch of Lincoln, New Mexico.

Notable Films
The Adventures Of Marco Polo (1938) with Gary Cooper
Gunga Din (1939) with Cary Grant
Red River (1948) with John Wayne
The Ten Commandments (1956) with Charlton Heston
Spartacus (1960) with Kirk Douglas
The Life And Times Of Roy Bean (1972) with Paul Newman
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) with Clint Eastwood
Comes A Horseman (1978) with James Caan
Tom Horne (1980) with Steve McQueen
The Grey Fox (1982)
The Natural (1984)
The Two Jakes (1988) with Jack Nicholson
Misery (1990)
The Getaway (1994) with Kim Basinger
The Straight Story (1999) directed by David Lynch

American Actor
April 13 1976 - November 12 2003

He commited suicide at the age of 27 y.o. by hanging himself in the hallway of his apartment in Los Angeles.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Stephen King's It (1990) T.V. Series
The Never Ending Story II (1990)
Ladybugs (1992) with Rodney Dangerfield
Sea Quest DSV T.V. Series (1993-1996) with Roy Scheider
Ride With The Devil (1999) directed by Ang Lee
Hart's War (2002) with Bruce Willis

Chinese Actor & singer
September 12 1956 - April 1 2003

He commited suicide at the age of 48 y.o. by jumping from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

Notable Films

Nomad (1982)
Little Dragon Maiden (1983)
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Days Of Being Wild (1990) with Maggie Cheung
Farewell My Concubine (1993) with Gong Li
The Bride With The White Hair (1993)
Viva Erotica (1996) with Karen Mok
Happy Together (1997) with Tony Leung
Inner Senses (2003)

South-Korean Actress & Singer
November 16 1980 - February 22 2005

She commited suicide at the age of 24 y.o. by slitting her wrists and hanging herself at her apartment of Bundang, Seongnam, South Korea.

Notable Films

Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (2000)
Lovers Concerto (2002)
Garden Of Heaven (2003)
The Scarlet Letter (2004)

American Actor
August 24 1949 - October 7 2005

He commited suicide at the age of 56 y.o. by cutting his throat in the field behind his house of Canterbury, Connecticut.

Notable Films

Fraternity Vacation (1985) with Sheree J. Wilson
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) with Geena Davis
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Delirious (1991) with John Candy
Hopus Pocus (1993) with Sarah Jessica Parker
Dumb And Dumber (1994)
Murder At 1600 (1997) with Wesley Snipes

American Actor
August 25 1950 - July 3 2006

He commited suicide at the age of 55 y.o. by shooting himself in the head with a gun at his home of Huntington, New York.

Notable Films

Manhunter (1986)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Consenting Adults (1994)

Swedish Actress
December 30 1974 - February 13 2007

She commited suicide at the age of 32 y.o. by ingesting some barbiturate at her home of Malmö, Sweden.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Under Ytan (1997)
Beneath The Surface (1997)
Wallander T.V. Series (2005)

South-Korean Actress
March 4 1980 - February 10 2007

She commited suicide at the age of 26 y.o. by hanging herself with a bath towel in the bathroom of her boyfriend's house in Samseong-Dong, Gangnam district of Southern Seoul.

Notable Films

The Legend Of Gingko (2000) Choi Jin-Sil
He Was Cool (2004)

American Actor
April 14 1957 - March 10 2007

He Wascommited suicide at the age of 49 y.o. by shooting himself in the head at his apartment of West Hollywood.

Notable Films

Bird (1988)
The Mask (1994) with Jim Carey

South-Korean Actress
December 24 1968 - October 2 2008

She commited suicide at the age of 39 y.o. by hanging herself at her home in Seoul.

Notable Films

My Love, My Bride (1990)
How To Top My Wife (1994)
Ghost Mama (1996)
The Letter (1997)
The Legend Of Gingko (2000)

South-Korean Actress
January 25 1982 - March 7 2009

She commited suicide at the age of 27 y.o. by hanging herself at her home in the Bundang district of Seongnam, Gyeonggi province.

Notable Films

Boys Over Flowers T.V. Movie (2009)
Penthouse Elephant (2009)

English Actress
May 22 1980 - May 20 2009

She commited suicide at the age of 28 y.o. by hanging herself in her apartment of Paris, France that she was sharing with the cinematgrapher Jérôme Aiméras.

Notable Films

Serenpidity (2001) with Kate Beckinsale
Russian Dolls (2005) with Audrey Toutou
Spider-man 3 (2007)
Gainsbourg : A Heroic Life (2010) with Laetitia Casta

South-Korean Actor
November 17 1970 - March 29 2010

He commited suicide at the age of 39 y.o. by hanging himself with an electrical cord in the attic of his apartment in Nonhyeon-Dong, Seoul.

Notable Films

Beyond The Mountain(1991)
I Want To Live Just Until 20 Years Old (1992)

American Actor & Director
August 17 1968 - February 16 2010

He commited suicide at the age of 41 y.o. by hanging himself on a tree of the Stanley Park downtown Vancouver, Canada. On February 25 a group of 11 of his friends and family members found his body hanging in the Park.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Growing Pains T.V. Series (1985-1989)
InAlienation (2008)

South-Korean Actress
May 24 1983 - April 27 2009

She commited suicide at the age of 25 y.o. by hanging herself at her home in Jamsil-Dong ,Seoul.

Notable Films &

Herb (2007)
Private Eye (2009)

Dutch Actor
August 25 1966 - October 6 2010

He commited suicide at the age of 44 y.o.

Notable Films

The Little Blonde Death (1993)
Suite 16 (1994) with Pete Postlethwaite
All Star (1997)
Left Luggage (1998) with Isabella Rossellini Exorcist : The Beginning (2004)

American Actress & Model
February 20 1988 - June 3 2013

She commited suicide at the age of 25 y.o. by hanging herself in her home of Mumbai, India.

Notable Films

Nishabd (2007)
Ghajini (2008)
Housefull (2010)

English Actor
May 4 1960 - July 10 2013

He commited suicide at the age of 53 y.o. by jumping from a Splash Point Cliffs in Seaford,East Sussex and he was discovered only 2 days later.

Notable Films

Dirty Pretty Things (2002) with Audrey Toutou
Casino Royale (2006)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

American Actor
February 1 1984 - August 19 2013

He commited suicide at the age of 29 y.o. by shooting himself with a gun at his apartment of Los Angeles.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

The Famous Jett Jackson T.V. Series (1998-2001)
Friday Night Lights (2004) with Billy Bob Thornton
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Rizzoli & Isles T.V. Series (2010-2014)

American Actor
July 21 1951 - August 11 2014

He commited suicide at the age of 63 y.o. by hanging himself with a belt at his home of Paradise Cay,California.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Mork & Mindy (1978-1982)
Popeye (1980) directed by Robert Altman
The World According To Garp (1982)
Moscow On The Hudson (1984) with Maria Conchita Alonso
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
Dead Poets Society (1989) with Ethan Hawke
Awakenings (1990) with Robert De Niro
The Fisher King (1991) with Jeff Bridges
Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
Jumanji (1995) with Kirsten Dunst
Deconstructing Harry (1997) with Billy Cristal
Good Will Hunting (1997)
What Dreams May Come (1998) with Annabella Sciorra
Patch Adams (1998)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) with Jude Law
One Hour Photo (2002)
RV (2006) with Jeff Daniels
August Rush (2007)

American Actor
May 12 1995 - April 23 2015

He commited suicide at the age of 19 y.o. by shooting himself in the head at his home of Austin, Texas.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Everybody Loves Raymond T.V. Series (1996-2005}
Frank McKlusky (2002) with Dolly Parton

Indian Actress
August 10 1991 - April 1 2016

She commited suicide at the age of 24 y.o. by hanging herself in her apartment in Mumbai, India.

Notable Films & T.V. Series

Balika Vadhu T.V. Series (2010-2013)

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Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at May 31 5:49
The Parent Trap was one of my favorite childhood movies. I had no idea the actor that played the father died so tragically. Very sad.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at May 31 10:39
@Kenzie... Yes! It's really sad Kenz : (( Brian Keith was one of my favorite childhood character as the father in the t.v. series Family Affair and i was surprise while creating this list to see so many beautiful women in it... it's very sad ; (((
Edit: 1 year, 1 month ago
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at May 31 13:41
Other great list my friend!
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at May 31 13:53
@ Xolmis... thanx my old buddy : ))))))
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Jan 16 21:33
Sad but Great list!

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