5. Clara Blandick – American Actress (June 4, 1880 – April 15, 1962)
Clara Blandick, Actress
She was a famous film actress who committed suicide at the age of 82. She was not having a good health and failed to endure the pain. In her last days she remained depressed and dependent. Clara in her life made many brilliant appearances on the screen. Her role in the movie Wizard of Oz gave her the identity of Auntie Em. In 1950′s she fell sick. She had arthritis and her vision almost ended. On April 15th, 1962 she committed suicide by overdosing herself with sleeping pills. She left the following note which expressed her agony and inability to endure the pain:
I am now about to make the great adventure. I cannot endure this agonizing pain any longer. It is all over my body. Neither can I face the impending blindness. I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.
4. George Sanders – Actor (1906 – April 25, 1972)
George Sanders, Actor
George Henry Sanders is known for many famous appearances on the cinema and television screen like his roles of Addison DeWitt in the 1950 film All About Eve as well as the voice of Shere Khan in Disney’s famous The Jungle Book. His film debut was in 1936, in the movie Find The Lady. He won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as theatre critic Addison De Witt in All About Eve. In 1957 he hosted a TV series entitled as The George Sanders Mystery Theater. He died by committing suicide and left the following note:
Dear World, I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool – good luck.
3. Sara Teasdale – American Poetess (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933)
Sara Teasdale, Poetess
Sara Teasdale was a very famous American Poetess, the writer of “Helen of Troy” and “Rivers to the Sea” among many other. She married a famous businessman Filsinger instead of Vachel Lindsay, a poet who loved her. Few years later she divorced her husband because his busy schedule left her lonely. At the age of 48, she committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. A legend claims that her poem “I Shall Not Care” (which expresses feelings of abandonment and contemplation of death) was penned as her suicide note to a former lover. The poem was first published in her 1915, 18 years before her suicide in her collection Rivers to the Sea. Her lover Vachel Lindsay had committed suicide 2 years earlier than her. Her suicide note says:
When I am dead, and over me bright April Shakes out her rain drenched hair, Tho you should lean above me broken hearted, I shall not care. For I shall have peace. As leafey trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough. And I shall be more silent and cold hearted Than you are now.
2. Kurt Cobain - Musician (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)
Kurt Cobain, Musician
Kurt Donald Cobain, an American singer,, musician and artist founded the famous rock band “Nirvana” with Krist Novoselic in 1985. He took the band to the heights that no one can imagine. The Beatles and their famous song, “Hey Jude” were an inspiration for him towards music.
He loved classic and punk rock from his childhood. On his 14th birthday he was gifted a guitar by his uncle. With this the music within him got expression. He was in Munich, Germany on a tour on 01 March, 1994 when Cobain was diagnosed with Bronchitis and Laryngitis. The next day he took a flight to seekin Rome. His wife joined him there on the 3rd of March, 1994. The next morning he was found unconscious due to an overdose on a combination of champagne and Rohypnol. Five days later he was discharged from the hospital. According to his wife it was his first suicide attempt.
On 8 April, 1994, an electrician discovered Cobain’s body at his Lake Washington home. He was found with a shotgun pointing at his chin and his body had a very high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium. Reports state that he must have died around 5 April, 1994. He had left a letter for his imaginary childhood friend, Buddah. He left behind thousands of mourners.
There is a debate regarding his death to be a suicide. Many people think that he was murdered by his own wife and the letter was written by her. He died with the following words.
Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for your letters and concern during the past years. I’m too much of an erratic, moody baby! I don’t have the passion anymore, and so remember, it’s better to burn out than to fade away.
Peace, love, empathy,
Frances and Courtney, I’ll be at your altar.
Please keep going Courtney, for Frances.
For her life, which will be so much happier without me.
I love you, I love you!
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1. Adolf Hitler – Leader of Nazi Party (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945)
Adolf Hitler, Leader
Adolf Hitler was a famous Austrian born German Leader and Politician. He founded the National Socialist German Workers Party also known as the Nazi Party. By the end of 1944 Hitler realized that Germany, his land has lost the war. He didn’t allow retreats. Hitler couldn’t bear the defeat. He died on 30 April 1945 in Berlin, where he and his wife committed suicide by gunshot and cyanide poisoning. His last will written one day prior to his death was his suicide note also. It says:
I myself and my wife – in order to escape the disgrace of deposition or capitulation – choose death. It is our wish to be burnt immediately on the spot where I have carried out the greatest part of my daily work in the course of a twelve years’ service to my people.