Top 10 Writers Who Committed Suicide

3. Sylvia Plath

A prolific writer, Sylvia Plath’s suicide gave the world the term, the Sylvia Plath effect. Psychologists associated her death with mental illness that is found in creative writers. Plath, amidst her award winning creations was lonely and depressed after her separation. The Bell Jar is the most notable work of Sylvia Plath, which can be considered a semi-autobiography as the novel showcases the isolation that a person undergoes after a breakdown. Living only 30 years, Plath wrote endearing novels one of which earned her a Pulitzer posthumously.