Musical Creativity and Suicide

Artists’ Suicides as a Public Good

Musicians who Have Committed Suicide

This article provides a list of musicians who died by suicide. Information on each musician includes their name, band, date of birth, & date of death. 44 artists are included in the list. (SC)

Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament


The Kurt Cobain Suicide Crisis: Perspectives From Research, Public Health, and the News Media

The suicide of rock star Kurt Cobain raised concerns about copycat suicides among youth. An overview of Cobain’s life & death is presented & various crisis centre & community-based interventions that occurred are discussed. The suggested “Werther effect” did not occur in the Seattle area but there was a significant increase in suicide crisis calls […]