Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Famous People Who Attempted Suicide

This list is way longer than I expected. And BBC produced the documentary Dangerous Knowledge in which
David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Goudel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

If the people who possess everything imaginable and the most intelligent are troubled, happiness is indeed an illusive thing.


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