10 Heartbreaking Stories Of Child Actors That Committed Suicide

1. Robin Williams- age 63

Renowned actor and Oscar winner Robin Williams found dead at his home in Paradise Cay, California in 2014. It was soon reported that the actor had been struggling with Parkinson's disease, dementia, and depression.


2. Marilyn Monroe- age 36

Marilyn Monroe was found dead at a residence in Los Angeles in 1962, confirmed by the Los Angeles coroner as "acute barbiturate poisoning," cause is listed as "possible suicide."


3. Kurt Cobain- age 27

American singer Nirvana was found dead because of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home in April 1994. Cobain had been struggling with drug addiction and depression and had fled a detox center in Los Angles.


4. Mindy McCready- age 37

The country singer Mindy McCready died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2013. She had attempted suicide two times before and took her life on the porch, the same place where her ex-boyfriend and youngest son's father, David Wilson, fatally shot himself a month earlier.


5. Jonathan Brandis- age 27

American actor Jonathan Brandis took his life by hanging himself in November 2003. He was found by friends and taken to the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center but died from his injuries the next day.


6. Sawyer Sweeten- age 19

Best known for the role of Geoffrey Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, the American child actor Sweeten died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.


7. Alexander McQueen- age 40

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen killed himself in February 2010. The day after his mother Joyce passed away from cancer. McQueen took his life by ingesting a cocktail of cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquilizers before hanging himself with his favorite belt.


8. Johnny Lewis- age 26

Johnny Lewis died in September 2012 by jumping from the roof of his home, after killing his 81-year-old landlord and her cat. It was revealed that Lewis has a long history of untreated head trauma which led to a psychological disorder.


9. Lucy Gordon- age 28

The British actress and model Lucy Gordon who starred in Spiderman 3 was found hanging in her Paris apartment in 2009.


10. Dana Plato- age 34

American actress and model Gia Allemand took her life in August 2013 and was declared brain dead by University Hospital in New Orleans.