It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week and now is a perfect chance to recognize that mental illness, such as depression, affects everyone. Even if a celebrity seems like they have it all, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to depression or suicidal thoughts. Here are 8 famous musicians we have lost to suicide. Rest in peace, our friends. We miss you all:

Kurt Cobain


It’s no secret that Kurt Cobain had a troubled childhood and a troubled life. From struggling with addictions and personal demons, the Nirvana frontman was found dead in his home mere days after rumors of the band’s breaking up were circling around. He had shot himself. We’re all familiar with the various conspiracy theories that started to circulate- that wife Courtney Love had him killed- but let’s face it, Kurt Cobain was depressed.