A surprisingly long list of people (stars) who have attempted suicide.http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/7688
The interesting point is this: Such persons are ambivalent about life and are looking for a reason to live.
Famous people who committed suicide:http://www.biography.com/people/groups/unnatural-death/suicide/all
90% of suicide victims have had a mental and/or substance abuse disorder. The “average” american has less than a 1% chance of dying by suicide