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Ray Rice’s disclosure about his recent suicide contemplation reminded us—in a jarring way—that suicide, even amongst celebrities, is a very real (and very scary) possibility.

To put it simply, suicide is no laughing matter. Far from being “grist for the gossip mill,” a suicidal celebrity is amongst the estimated 19 million Americans who suffer from bouts of depression (sometimes to the point of successfully committing suicide) every year.

Here is a list of celebrities who have tried (and sometimes succeeded) in committing suicide.

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