Depression is no joke, nor is suicide. These celebs have been a part of our lives in one way or another whether it be watching a Robin Williams movie with the family Friday night, or football on Sundays… If you know someone that is suffering, Please seek immediate help!
Beloved actor and Oscar winner Robin Williams ended his life in 2014 by hanging himself at his home in Paradise Cay, California. It was also revealed after William’s death that the actor had been struggling with Parkinson’s disease, dementia and had a long history of depression.
The iconic bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, died from a probable suicide by taking an overdose of barbiturates, with those close to her saying she was prone to severe fears and frequent depressions’ as well as abrupt and unpredictable mood changes
The famed frontman of American rock band, Nirvana died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 1994. Cobain had struggled with drug addiction and depression and had fled a detox center in Los Angles before flying home to Seattle to take his life
Mindy McCready took her life in 2013 at her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, having attempted suicide two times in the past. McCready fired the gun on her porch, which was the same place where her former boyfriend and youngest son’s father, David Wilson, fatally shot himself a month earlier.
The star of Neverending Story II and seaQuest DSV, took his life by hanging himself in November 2003. Brandis was discovered by friends and taken to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, but died from his injuries the next day.
Sweeten, known for his role as Geoffrey Barone on the hit show Everybody Loves Raymond’, took his life in April 2015 by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Sources closest to Sweeten say that the young star was tormented by money troubles, his waining career and bullying over gay rumors.
In December 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his longtime girlfriend Kassandra Perkins nine times in front of his mother before driving to the Chief’s practice facility where he shot and killed himself in front of his coach and general manager. Right before Belcher shot himself, he said, I wasn’t able to get enough help.’ An autopsy found that he was suffering from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy)
Johnny Lewis, best known for his role as Kip Half-Sack’ Epps on the television show Sons of Anarchy, died in September 2012 by jumping or falling to his death from the roof of his home. It was reported that Lewis had climbed up on to the roof after killing his 81-year-old landlord and her cat. Later, Lewis’s family spoke out about his history of untreated head trauma and that his condition could have led to a psychological disorder.
Dana Plato, notable for playing Kimberly Drummond on the television sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, took her life in May 1999 from an intentional overdose of the painkiller Lortab and the muscle-relaxant Soma.
Canadian and WWE wrestler Chris Benoit committed suicide in 2007 by hanging himself after murdering his wife Nancy and his 7-year old son Daniel by strangulation. It was later revealed that the wrestler had suffered severe brain damage over the years, and had a brain that resembled a 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Benoit also had an advanced form of dementia which can contribute to severe behavioral problems.
The great American novelist, short story writer and journalist, Ernest Hemingway, took his life by placing shooting himself with his favorite shotgun. Hemingway had suffered from depression and alcoholism throughout his life and had been hospitalized three months earlier due to a previous attempt to take his life.
American actress and singer in the girl group, G.R.L. and X Factor finalist Simone Battle took her life in September 2014 by hanging herself in her California home. A spokesperson for the singer said she had suffered from depression due to financial issues
American television news reporter Christine Chubbuck shot herself in the head during a live broadcast in July 1974, after struggling with depression for years. Chubbuck covered the news as usual and then announced to the audience, And now, in keeping with Channel 40’s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you’re about to see another first – an attempted suicide.’
American poet and short-story writer, Sylvia Plath, took her own life by placing her head in a gas oven at her home in 1963. Plath had sealed off the kitchen in her London apartment so that the carbon monoxide would not reach her two young children who were upstairs in bed at the time. Before her death, Sylvia had tried multiple times to take her own life and had described the quality of her despair as owl’s talons clenching my heart.’
English movie director known for films such as Top Gun and True Romance, died from multiple blunt force injuries after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge bridge into the Los Angeles Harbor. Scott left notes for his friends and family, but neither note mentioned any health problems. Later in a Variety interview, Tony’s brother, director Ridley Scott, acknowledged that Tony had been, fighting a lengthy battle with cancer
Seattle rapper Freddie E. died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Before taking his own life, Freddie posted a last note on Twitter, writing, If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone. It is thought that the rapper was depressed and heartbroken after ending a long-term relationship.
Terry Kath, co-lead singer and founding member of the classic rock band Chicago, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while playing around with a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol.
Assia Wevill, poet and partner of Ted Hughes, killed herself and their young daughter Shura using a gas oven. She chose the same suicide method as Hughes’ first wife, the poet Sylvia Plath.