5 Brilliant Authors Who Killed Themselves

Read their work. They made great use of the years they walked the earth.
  1. 1.
    Sylvia Plath
    Amazing poet. Author of Bell Jar, a novel loosely based on her life privileged then troubled life.
  2. 2.
    David Foster Wallace
    Too smart for his own good. Author of Infinite Jest, a 1000+ page novel with a complex scope and beyond detailed foot notes.
  3. 3.
    Ernest Hemingway
    The manliest and cliche writer in history, clicking away at a typewriter and constantly drinking. He pens stories of Man Vs. You Name It.
  4. 4.
    Hunter S. Thompson
    Talk about a strung-out badass. Fuck the man!
  5. 5.
    Anne Sexton
    Another troubled poet who crafted very personal and confessional verse. She wasn't afraid to examine her humanness.