Published On: Sun, Dec 28th,

Top 10 World’s Most Tragic Suicides

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder alcoholism, or drug abuse.

Following are the world most tragic suicides

10. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. She was born in June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, United States. One morning in 1962, Monroe’s body was found in her home after she reportedly overdosed from barbiturates and sleeping pills. The death was ruled a suicide.

9. Kurt Cobain
He was born in February 20, 1967, Aberdeen, Washington, United States. Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician and artist, he was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. He was died in April 1994, Seattle, Washington, United States. The official cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

8. David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and professor of English and creative writing. He was born in February 21, 1962, Ithaca, New York, United States. One day in 2008, the burden became too heavy for Wallace, and he took his own life by hanging.

7. Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

6. Sylvia Plath
She killed herself in 1963. Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer.

5. Elliott Smith
He was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, the area in which he first gained popularity. The day that Smith killed himself, he was fighting with his girlfriend.

4. Tony Scott
Anthony David “Tony” Scott was a British film director and producer. His films were generally more popular with audiences than critics. He was born in June 21, 1944, North Shields, United Kingdom and died in August 19, 2012, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States.

3. Jovan Belcher
Jovan Henry Allen Belcher was an American football linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was born in July 24, 1987, West Babylon, New York, United States and died in December 1, 2012, Kansas City, Missouri, United States. It’s reported that his final words were, “Guys, I have to do this. I got to go. I can’t be here.”

2. Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler. He was born in May 21, 1967, Montreal, Canada. Chris Benoit was died in June 24, 2007, Fayetteville, Georgia, United States. Benoit himself had hanged himself.

1. Alexander McQueen
He was a British fashion designer and couturier. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. His body was found in his luxury flat in Central London after he reportedly hung himself in 2010.