Suicide is one word we would not prefer to hear or talk about much. Every year or I must say every day hundreds of people take their own lives in misery and problems they can’t find solution of. It is even more unfortunate and shocking when some of the most talented and renown personalities take this extreme step. Curious is the word I would use to describe suicide, as it remains a myth and a puzzle to me and you, that what must have gone through their minds to have taken such a step. Was it their failure in life? or some kind of health problem? that took them away from us.
Here are the top ten celebrities whose news of committing suicide shook and shocked us all, and all that remains of them are the memories ..
10. Lee Thompson Young
February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2013
One of the most tragic deaths of this young and fine actor shocked us all. On August 19 2013, Police found Young dead with a self shot gun wound. The sets of Rizzoli and Isles reported the police, as Young was scheduled for a shoot. His manager announced after his death that Young was suffering from bi-polar disorder and was under treatment. Young was known for his roles in “The famous Jett Jackson” and “Friday night lights”.
9. Chris Benoit
May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007
Profession: WWE Wresler
One of the only four men to win the big gold belt in World championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wreslinf Federation (WWF) (Now called WWE), was found hanging on June 25, 2007. They also found the bodies of his wife Nancy and their 7 year old son Daniel. According to the reports, Benoit bounded his wife before drugging and strangling his son. Benoit was going through mental problems and was on drugs. This incident shocked the whole wrestling federation and his fans.
8. Jonathan Gregory Brandis
April 13, 1976 – November 12, 2003
Jonathan Brandis one of the young and handsome TV star was found hanging in his apartment in November 2003. His friends reported that Jonathan was going through a big depression due to declining career. His role in one of his films, which he was expecting to be his come back was edited and cut which led this 27 year old talent star to end his own life.
7. Jiah Khan
20 February 1988 – 3 June 2013
This young beautiful actress was known for her debut in RGV’s Nishabdh opposite Amitabh Bachchan and in Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan. But her career slowly drowned and Jiah started struggling with her expenses due to lack of work. On 3 June 2013, her mother found her hanging in her bedroom. Her boy friend Suraj Pancholi was later arrested and released by police. Her death defines the darker side of Bollywood.
6. Tony Scott
21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012
Profession: Film Director
Known for directing films like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Deja Vu, Unstoppable and many more hits, Tony Scott jumped of the Vincent Thomas Bridge on 19 August 2012. Although the reason of his suicide was never disclosed many believe Scott was treated with brain tumour. His death was a big blow to the Hollywood as he is considered one of the finest and creative director of all times.
5. Jovan Henry Allen Belcher
July 24, 1987 – December 1, 2012
Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend on December 1, 2012 before he returned to his team quarters where he shot himself. His friends disclosed, Jovan was going through a lot of stress as he felt he would lose his child custody to his girlfriend. Jovan was a star player of Kansas City Chiefs of NFL.
4. Robin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
One month back on August 11, 2014 the death of Robbin Williams shocked the world. The actor winning comedian was going through a bad phase in career and was found dead in his home. His death was shoch because he indeed was one of the best comedians cinema has ever witnessed.
3. Marilyn Monroe
June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962
One of the most popular actress of the 1950’s and also one of the first sex symbols of cinema, Marliyn Monroe was indeed one of the most gorgeous and beautiful actresses of all times. She acted in numerous hits and she was also titled with the world’s sexiest celebrity. Marilyn started struggling with her career and personnel life and was found dead on August 5 1962. Marilyn went through three failed marriages and numerous miscarriages. Her cause of death was drug overdose.
2. Lee Alexander McQueen
17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010
Profession; Fashion Designer
Another case of depression which saw one of the world’s best fashion designer end his life. International fashion designer award winner and also four times British Designer award winner, Lee was found hanging one afternoon on 11 February, 2010, just nine days after his mother’s death. Hi asked his dogs to be looked after in his suicide note.
1. Kurt Cobain
February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994
Kurt Cobain was one of the world sensation and the founder of the band Nirvana. His death was mourned by the entire world as music had followers all over the globe. He was found dead due to drug overdose by an electrician on April 5, 1994. He was reported of attempting suicide several time before that due to personal problems in his life.