Top 5 Most Notorious Celebrity Suicides

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Celebrity suicides attract a morbid fascination in America and abroad. Everything that captures the public imagination converges into a single event: money, glamour, sex and death. Besides the obvious voyeurism, a dead movie star or rock idol often becomes a tragic parable about greed, lust or another vice. Like Icarus and his melting wings, these figures re-enact the story of flying high and falling far. They function as mythological symbols of how we interpret the world. For many, these suicides become obsessions. Here are five of the most notorious.
Top 5 Most Notorious Celebrity Suicides
Zedcor Wholly Owned/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
Celebrity suicides attract a morbid fascination in America and abroad. Everything that captures the public imagination converges into a single event: money, glamour, sex and death. Besides the obvious voyeurism, a dead movie star or rock idol often becomes a tragic parable about greed, lust or another vice. Like Icarus and his melting wings, these figures re-enact the story of flying high and falling far. They function as mythological symbols of how we interpret the world. For many, these suicides become obsessions. Here are five of the most notorious.
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