Famous people that committed suicide during the 20th century

They say that people with intelligent minds are more prone to committing suicide than normal average people. The indicator that this statement may be true are these famous smart people that committed suicide in the previous century.

1. Bernard Spilsbury, a famous English pathologist and detective who committed suicide in 1947

2. Yukiko Okada, a Japanese idol singer in the early 1980’s who committed suicide in 1986

3. Kurt Cobain, an American songwriter and musician who committed suicide in 1994

4. Ernest Hemingway, a famous writer who committed suicide in 1961

5. Marilyn Monroe, a famous actress who committed suicide in 1962 although many believe she was murdered

6. Edwin Armstrong, an American electrical engineer who invented FM radio and committed suicide in 1954

7. Adolf Hitler, a German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party who committed suicide in 1945 although many believe he faked his death

8. Ludwig Boltzmann, an Austrian physicist who hanged himself in 1906

9. Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century that committed suicide in 1941

10. Del Shannon, a songwriter who committed suicide in 1961

11. Dana Plato, an American actress that committed suicide in 1999

12. Ray Combs, an American comedian, actor, and television show host and producer who committed suicide in 1994

13. Sylvia Plath, an American poet and novelist who committed suicide in 1963

14. James Whale, an English film director and actor who committed suicide in 1957

15. Jeff Alm, an American football player who committed suicide in 1993