Some Famous Depressives

Exactly what it says on the tin. This list used to be just 100 but I expanded it. 

Famous People Who Experience(d) Depression

  1. Douglas Adams (writer)

  2. Hans Christian Andersen (writer)

  3. Adam Ant (musician)

  4. Aristotle (philosopher) 

  5. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin (astronaut)

  6. Woody Allen (film director, comedian)

  7. Richard Ashcroft (musician)

  8. Alex Baldwin (actor)

  9. Roseanne Barr (comedienne, TV personality)

  10. Charles Baudelaire (poet)

  11. Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

  12. Chester Bennington (musician)

  13. Ingmar Bergman (film director)

  14. William Blake (painter, poet, mystic)

  15. Sally Brampton (editor, writer)

  16. Marlon Brando (actor)

  17. Frank Bruno (boxer) 

  18. Charles Bukowski (poet, writer)

  19. Robert Burton (scholar, writer) 

  20. Beverley Callard (actress)

  21. Alastair Campbell (journalist)

  22. Truman Capote (writer)

  23. Jim Carey (actor)

  24. Clark Carlisle (sportsman)

  25. Johnny Cash (musician)

  26. Dick Cavett (TV show host)

  27. Winston Churchill (statesman)

  28. Emil Cioran (philosopher)

  29. Eric Clapton (musician)

  30. Kurt Cobain (musician)

  31. Leonard Cohen (poet, musician)

  32. Joseph Conrad (writer)

  33. Calvin Coolidge (statesman)

  34. Peter Cooke (comedian, actor) 

  35. Billy Corgan (musician)

  36. Sheryl Crow (musician)

  37. Robert Crumb (cartoonist)

  38. Ian Curtis (musician)

  39. Charles Darwin (scientist)

  40. Edgar Degas (artist)

  41. Diana, Princess of Wales (aristocrat)

  42. Charles Dickens (writer)

  43. Emily Dickinson (poet)

  44. Nick Drake (musician)

  45. Kirsten Dunst (actress)

  46. Richey Edwards (musician)

  47. Harlan Ellison (writer)

  48. Carrie Fisher (actress)

  49. F Scott Fitzgerald (writer)

  50. Andrew Flintoff (sportsman)

  51. Harrison Ford (actor)

  52. Michel Foucault (philosopher)

  53. Sigmund Freud (psychologist)

  54. Stephen Fry (actor, TV personality)

  55. Peter Gabriel (musician)

  56. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (writer, statesman)

  57. Paul Gaughin (artist)

  58. Carlo Gesualdo (composer, aristocrat)

  59. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (writer)

  60. Francisco de Goya (artist)

  61. Tony Hancock (comedian)

  62. Ernest Hemingway (writer, Nobel Laureate)

  63. Bill Hicks (comedian, musician)

  64. Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins (sportsman)

  65. Sir Anthony Hopkins (actor)

  66. Frankie Howerd (comedian, actor)

  67. Ted Hughes (poet)

  68. Natalie Imbruglia (actress, musician)

  69. Charles Ives (composer)

  70. Billy Joel (musician)

  71. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (sportsman, actor)

  72. Dr Samuel Johnson (lexicographer, writer)

  73. Ashley Judd (actress)

  74. Franz Kafka (writer)

  75. Sarah Kane (playwright)

  76. Soren Kierkegaard (philosopher, theologian)

  77. Stephen King (writer)

  78. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (artist)

  79. Akira Kurasawa (film director)

  80. Hugh Laurie (actor, musician)

  81. Heath Ledger (actor)

  82. John Lennon (musician)

  83. Annie Lennox (musician)

  84. Abraham Lincoln (statesman)

  85. Courtney Love (musician)

  86. HP Lovecraft (writer)

  87. Gustav Mahler (composer)

  88. Shirley Manson (musician)

  89. Guy de Maupassant (writer)

  90. Herman Melville (writer)

  91. Spike Milligan (comedian, actor)

  92. Joan Miro (artist)

  93. Joni Mitchell (musician, artist)

  94. Marilyn Monroe (actress, model)

  95. Dudley Moore (actor, comedian, pianist)

  96. Alanis Morisette (musician)

  97. Morrissey (musician)

  98. Edvard Munch (painter)

  99. Bill Murray (actor)

  100. Sir Isaac Newton (scientist, mathematician)

  101. Friederich Nietzsche (philosopher)

  102. Sinead O’Connor (musician)

  103. Georgia O’Keeffe (artist)

  104. Ronnie O’Sullivan (sportsman)

  105. Bill Oddie (naturalist, former Goody)

  106. Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)

  107. Blaise Pascal (mathematician, philosopher) 

  108. Sylvia Plath (poet)

  109. Edgar Allan Poe (writer)

  110. Jackson Pollock (painter)

  111. Sergei Rachmaninov (composer)

  112. Julianne Reagan (musician)

  113. Trent Reznor (musician)

  114. Reiner Maria Rilke (poet)

  115. Arthur Rimbaud (poet)

  116. Mark Rothko (artist)

  117. JK Rowling (writer)

  118. Bertrand Russell (mathematician, philosopher, Nobel Laureate)

  119. Winona Ryder (actress)

  120. JD Salinger (writer)

  121. George Sanders (actor)

  122. Siegfried Sassoon (poet)

  123. Arthur Schopenhaeur (philosopher)

  124. Robert Schumann (composer)

  125. Brian Sewell (art critic)

  126. Anne Sexton (poet)

  127. Paul Simon (musician)

  128. Elliot Smith (musician)

  129. Robert Smith (musician)

  130. Andrew Solomon (writer)

  131. Britney Spears (singer)

  132. Bruce Springsteen (musician)

  133. Layne Staley (musician)

  134. Vivian Stanshall (musician)

  135. Rod Steiger (actor)

  136. Sting (musician)

  137. Michael Stipe (musician)

  138. John Sutherland (policeman, writer)

  139. Corey Taylor (musician)

  140. Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (composer)

  141. Emma Thompson (actress)

  142. Hunter S Thompson (writer, journalist)

  143. Leo Tolstoy (writer)

  144. Mark Twain (writer)

  145. Vincent Van Gogh (artist)

  146. Ralph Vaughan Williams (composer)

  147. Kurt Vonnegut (writer)

  148. David Foster Wallace (writer)

  149. Mike Wallace (journalist)

  150. Ruby Wax (TV personality)

  151. Katharine Welby-Roberts (writer, blogger)

  152. Denise Welch (actress)

  153. Kenneth Williams (actor, TV personality)

  154. Robin Williams (comedian, actor)

  155. Owen Wilson (actor)

  156. Brian Wilson (musician)

  157. Jan Wong (journalist)

  158. Virginia Woolf (writer)

  159. Lewis Wolpert (scientist)

  160. Elizabeth Wurtzel (writer)

  161. Boris Yeltsin (politician)

  162. Thom Yorke (musician)

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