What drives people to commit suicide? Financial problems, troubles at work, existential angst. For families, a lost by suicide can break anyone, and it can happen to everyone. Yet we are used to think celebrities don’t have such issues. But the truth is, there are a quite number of celebrities that have decided to end their lives because of these worries – take the recent event of the Washington Post heir’s death, William Graham, as an example. Here are ten celebrity suicides.
Impeccable actor, comedian Robin Williams died at the age of 63 years old. He had Parkinson’s disease and depression. He committed suicide by hanging on a belt in his son’s room, who was away at the time.
Heath Ledger acted as the Joker in the “The Dark Knight” movies. This talented young actor was suffering from depression and insomnia. He died in an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs.
The famous Italian film director committed suicide at the age of 95 years. Monicelli is considered the founder of the Italian comedy. For the past few years, he had struggled with severe prostate cancer, so he decided he wasn’t going to wait for the end so he committed suicide. He threw himself out of the window of the hospital he was hosted in.
American football star, 25-year-old Jovan Belcher didn’t become a legendary midfielder, yet he did find another way to become famous. The young star shot his girlfriend nine times, and then shot himself.
The vocalist of the band Linkin Park died by hanging. This happened only two months after the suicide of his best friend, Chris Cornell. A half-empty bottle of alcohol was found near his dead body. A lot of details surrounding his death remain unclear to the authorities.
The legendary vocalist of the popular rock band “Nirvana” lived only 27 years. Debates about Cobain’s death are still ongoing. Although, a lethal dose of heroin in tandem with a suicide note leaves no doubt that this was a suicide.
Tony Scott was a brilliant filmmaker and producer. He was suffering from brain tumor and depression, so he decided to jump from a bridge into the water. He left a suicide note in a car nearby saying his goodbyes.
Extreme Sports Legend Dave Mirra was found dead with a firearm in his car. Circumstances of his death are still a mystery, but police believe he took his own life.
Supermodel Gia rose to fame after appearance into the popular reality show “Bachelor.” This “Maxim” magazine model tried to kill herself by hanging. She died two days after the incident in a hospital from the injury.
Aaron Schwartz, programmer, writer and one of the co-founders of the social networking site Reddit. This celebrity hacktivist was charged with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for breaking into a MIT server. He died by hanging himself in his apartment.