In Memoriam: 15 Celebrities We’ve Lost to Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. CelebMix would like to take the time to remember the celebrities that have taken their own lives. The actor/actress struggled with depression and some were bullied but nonetheless, these lives were ended too soon.

15 celebrities lost to Suicide 1Marilyn Monroe (34)
(Some Like it Hot)
June 1, 1926 –
August 5, 1962


15 celebrities lost to Suicide 2Ed Flanders (60)
Actor (St. Elsewhere)
December 29, 1934 –
February 22, 1995



Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius (75)
Creator of Soul Train
September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012



Tony Scott (68)Tony Scott
Director (Top Gun)
June 21, 1944 – August 19, 2012



Robin WilliamsRobin Williams (63)
(Good Will Hunting)
July 21, 1951 –
August 11, 2014


Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence (41)
Lead singer of INXS
January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997


Dana Plato

Dana Plato (34)
Actress (Diff’rent Strokes)
November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999


Kurt CobainKurt Cobain (27)
Lead singer of Nirvana
February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994



Andrew KoenigAndrew Koenig (41)
Actor (Growing Pains)
August 17, 1968 – February 14, 2010


REUTERS/Matt Dunham
REUTERS/Matt Dunham

Alexander McQueen (40)
Fashion Designer
March 17, 1969 – February 11, 2010



Mindy McCreadyMindy McCready (37)
Country Singer
November 30, 1975 –
February 17, 2013


Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis (27)
Actor (SeaQuest 2023)
April 13, 1976 –
November 12, 2003

Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young (29)
Actor (Rizzoli & Isles)
February 1, 1984 – August 19, 2014


Simone BattleSimone Battle (25)
Member of the pop group, G.R.L.
June 17, 1989 – September 5, 2014

sawyer sweetenSawyer Sweeten (19)
Actor (Everybody Loves Raymond)
May 12, 1995 – April 23, 2015



Again let’s take the time to remember all these lives. Also, these are just a few of the celebrities that have taken their own lives. A life ended too soon is tragic.

In Memoriam: Celebrities Lost to Suicide 1Furthermore, if you are having thoughts of suicide there are people out there that you can talk to. Also if you think that you cannot talk to your family member, you can reach out to Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Additionally, they are always open and have a counsellor on staff that you can speak to. On their website, you can also chat online with one of their counsellors. You can also follow the Lifeline on Twitter.

You can Join the Movement and spread the word on Suicide Awareness Prevention month. There are also several online events that you can attend to be part of the conversation. Additionally, throughout the month, you can use the hashtag, #BeThe1To on Twitter. To get all the details, you can go to the Join the Movement website.

Remember that you are not alone. Please join us while we remember these celebrities or anyone else that was lost to suicide. Also, please feel free to share your stories using the hashtag #BeThe1To by tweeting us at @CelebMix.

Written by CelebMix