Famous Personalities who attempted suicide


Behind the closed doors, you can never really know what a person might be suffering from. Even the happiest looking person may have grave reasons that drive them towards taking a self destructive step. Hear are some of the most eminent personalities who attempted suicide battling through the bling of city lights, maddening fame and overwhelming mental exhaustion.

  1. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

First in the list is American actress, Drew Barrymore who hailed from California and worked in LA as actress, producer, director, author and model. She is multifaceted and globally known for her talk shows and distinguished work. During an interview, she talked about her suicidal tendencies and how she slit her wrists with a kitchen knife at the tender age of 14.

  1. Elton John

Elton John

Second in the list is the English singer, songwriter and composer, who has sold around 300 million records and has produced notable albums through the years, but his infamous suicide attempt wasn’t something that we were ready for. He tried to kill himself by intentionally breathing in deadly toxic fumes, through a gas stove.

  1. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

During her conversation with People Magazine, Halle Berry claimed to have attempted suicide after her marriage to David Justice fell apart. The American actress was honored with Academy Award for Best Actress for her eccentric performance in the romantic dramedy- Monster’s Ball (2001).

  1. Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson

The charming actor has been a heartthrob of an undeniably huge female fan base. His stunning looks and equally compelling acting skills continue to rule over several Hollywood classics. However, the actor and screenwriter had his fair share of tragedy back in 2007, when he attempted to harm himself by slitting his wrists.

  1. Princess of Wales- Diana

Princess of Wales- Diana

Known for her fierce and outgoing bold personality, the princess of wales- Diana had suicidal thoughts back in her day. Despondent over her derailing relationship with Prince Charles was a significant reason for the anxious tendencies. In a rather disturbing account in one of her biographies, she had the urge to throw herself down from a flight of stairs during her first pregnancy.

  1. King of Hip Hop- Eminem

King of Hip Hop- Eminem

With an unparalleled fandom across the globe, the sensational Hip Hop king- Eminem is a striking face of music industry. In 1996, when his then-girlfriend, Kim Scott called it quits to their relationship, the artist experienced a sense of dejection to such an extent that the American rapper and song producer decided to end his life by overdosing on Tylenol.

  1. Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Billy Joel is an American song writer, composer and pianist. Known as the Piano man for his peerless piano skills, he released around 12 studio albums during his prolific musical career. In 1970, the pianist attempted suicide by drinking furniture polish.

  1. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

The former American professional boxer is a global icon and an illustrious personality, known for his hot headedness, bold attitude and collection of some of the most creative tattoos. In the later years, he was diagnosed with depression, drug addiction and suicidal behavior, for which he blamed Don King who manipulated him for personal benefits.

  1. Britney Spears

Britney Spears

The pop star and timeless singer started work at a very young age. She reached the heights of fame within no time and staged some of the best shows and performances ever. Record breaking tracks and albums surfaced round the planet. However, the American singer born in Mississippi suffered self destructing tendencies and allegedly attempted suicide in 2006.

  1. Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was one of the most creative storytellers and movie makers of all times. He opened innovative new arenas for the world of television. When he was 31 years old, he attempted suicide by overdosing himself on drugs and alcohol. Ironically, the filmmaker who himself had depression, made adorable movies for children that are watched and enjoyed till date!

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