Just because you are rich and famous, this does not mean you do not suffer. Tragically, the following stars all proved this point to be accurate when they took their own lives. We mourn their passing and we hope they have found the peace in death that they could not find in life…
1. Robin Williams
Suffering from depression, Robin Williams hanged himself at the age of 63.
2. Mindy McCready
The country artist killed herself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2013, having twice attempted suicide in the past. Her children were already in foster care at the time of her death.
3. Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain stunned the music world when the Nirvana lead singer killed himself via gunshot at the age of 27.
4. Tony Scott
The director of Top Gun and True Romance, among other hits, died from multiple blunt force injuries after leaping off a bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor. He left notes for his friends and family.
5. Jovan Belcher
Jovan Belcher, a linebacker on the Kansas City Chiefs at the time, shot his girlfriend dead and then drove to team headquarters where he shot and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. Horrible stuff.
6. Lucy Gordon
The British actress appeared in Spiderman 3 and Serendipity and was sadly found dead in her Paris apartment. She hanged herself.
7. Jonathan Brandis
Jonathan Brandis, best known for his role in Neverending Story II, hanged himself. He died from his injuries in the hospital the next day.
8. Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen, a fashion designer, killed himself a week after his mother died by ingesting a cocktail of prescription meds and cocaine and then hanging himself.
9. Don Cornelius
Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train, ended his life ia self-inflicted shot to the head. He had despaired over his declining health and suffered multiple seizures caused by an aneurysm 15 years earlier.
10. Lee Thompson Young
Lee Thompson Young was starring on Rizzoli & Isles when he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; he did not leave a note.
11. Gia Allemand
Gia Allemand, a model and former suitor on The Bachelor, hanged herself at the young age of 29.
12. Junior Seau
Junior Seau, a star NFL linebacker who suffered from concussions, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at the age of 43.
13. L’Wren Scott
The fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger hanged herself with a scarf in 2014.
14. Lex McAllister
Lex McAllister was a contestant on season 14 of The Bachelor. She took her own life via a prescription pill overdose in February of 2016.
15. Dana Plato
Plato was best known for her role on Diff’rent Strokes. She fell into drug addiction and committed suicide by taking an overdose of prescription pills in 1999.
16. Chris Benoit
In one of the most grisly stories we can recall, former WWE star Chris Benoit committed suicide by hanging himself after strangling his wife to death and suffocating his 7-year-old son, Daniel.
17. Simone Battle
The artist, a member of the group G.R.L. and an X Factor finalist hanged herself in 2014.
18. David Foster Wallace
Following a lengthy battle with depression, novelist and journalist David Foster Wallace hanged himself in 2008 at the age of 46.
19. Dave Mirra
Dave Mirra was a legend in the world of BMX. He stunned his fans when he took his own life via gunshot wound in early 2016.
Adler, who starred for two seasons on MTV’s Newport Harbor, shot himself in the head in March of 2017.
Click on the above headline to read about how the convicted killer and former NFL star took his own life.
22. Chris Cornell
At the age of 52, the former Soundgarden lead singer hanged himself in a Detroit hotel bathroom. May he rest in peace.
23. Stevie Ryan
The former YouTube star, talk show host and actress hanged herself on July 1, 2017.
24. Chester Bennington
Bennington, the lead singer for Linkin Park, killed himself via hanging at the age of 41. He died in July of 2017.
May the ex-Glee actor rest in peace. Click on the above headline for details.
The 28-year old DJ used glass to cut himself and kill himself in April 2018.
May the designer rest in peace. She was found hanging in her Manhattan apartment at the age of 55.
The celebrity chef hanged himself in France at the age of 61.
29. Billy Knight
Former UCLA basketball star Billy Knight took his own life at the age of 39. He had recently been accused of sexually assaulting a minor.