Canadian actors who died due to Suicide

Here are 7 famous actors from Canada died in Suicide:

Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung (September 12, 1956 Kowloon-April 1, 2003 Central) a.k.a. 張國榮, Zhang Guo Rong, ±i°êºa, 张国荣, Cheung Kwok Wing, Lesile K.W. Cheung, Kwok-wing, Guorong Zhang, Kwok-wing Cheung, Gor Gor, Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, Ge Ge or Gor-gor was a Canadian singer, songwriter, film director, actor, record producer and screenwriter.

He began his career as a singer in 1977 and quickly became one of the most popular Cantopop singers in the 1980s. He released over 20 albums throughout his career and won numerous awards for his music, including several Golden Melody Awards. In addition to his music career, Cheung was also a successful actor, starring in over 60 films throughout his career. He received critical acclaim for his roles in films such as "Farewell My Concubine" and "Happy Together", and was awarded the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Cheung was also a prominent figure in the LGBTQ community, and publicly came out as bisexual in 1997, becoming an advocate for LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong. He tragically passed away in 2003, at the age of 46, due to suicide by jumping from the 24th floor of a hotel. His death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans around the world and he is remembered as one of the most influential and beloved artists in Asian entertainment history.

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Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra (March 11, 1930 Montreal-November 5, 1986 Montreal) also known as Claude Jutras was a Canadian screenwriter, film director, actor, film editor, cinematographer and television director.

Jutra is considered as one of the most important filmmakers in Canada's cinematic history. He began his career making short films and documentaries before moving on to feature films. His directorial debut came in 1958 with the film "Les Mains nettes" (Clean Hands). However, it was his second feature film, "Mon Oncle Antoine" (My Uncle Antoine), that gained him international recognition. The movie is considered a classic of Canadian cinema and won numerous awards, including the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971.

Aside from his work in film, Jutra also directed a number of television dramas and was a regular contributor to the National Film Board of Canada. In addition to his directing, he also worked as a cinematographer on a number of films, including "A Chairy Tale" (1957) which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film.

Despite his successful career, Jutra's personal life was a source of controversy. Following his death in 1986, it was revealed that he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and had taken his own life. In 2016, the Canadian film industry decided to stop using his name in its annual award for Best First Feature due to allegations of pedophilia.

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André Paiement

André Paiement (June 28, 1950 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario-January 23, 1978 Greater Sudbury) a.k.a. Andre Paiement was a Canadian writer, actor, musician and playwright.

Paiement is best known for his role in the development of Franco-Ontarian theater and was a founding member of the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury. He wrote several plays during his career, including "Les Mineurs" and "L'Arrivée à Ville-Marie". Paiement also performed as a musician and was a member of the band Les Chaouis. Sadly, he passed away at the young age of 27 in a car accident near Sudbury. Despite his untimely death, Paiement's legacy continues to live on in the Franco-Ontarian arts community.

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Kenne Duncan

Kenne Duncan (February 17, 1903 Chatham, Ontario-February 5, 1972 Hollywood) a.k.a. Ken Duncan, Kenneth Duncan, Ken Dincan, Kenneth Duncan MacLachlan, Kenne Duncun, The Meanest Man in Movies, Horsecock, Kenny Duncan or The Meanest Man in the Movies was a Canadian actor, jockey and screenwriter.

He appeared in over 250 films from the 1930s to the 1970s, often portraying villains or henchmen. Some of his notable roles include playing a henchman in the original 1948 version of "The Three Musketeers" and appearing in several westerns such as "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

In addition to acting, Duncan was also a successful jockey in his early years, winning over 1,000 races. He later transitioned to screenwriting, penning several B-movies in the 1950s and '60s.

Duncan was known for his tough demeanor on and off screen, earning him the nickname "The Meanest Man in the Movies." He passed away in 1972 at the age of 68.

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Al Mulock

Al Mulock (June 30, 1926 Toronto-May 1, 1968 Guadix) a.k.a. Alfred Mulok Rogers, Alfred Mulock, Alfred Muloc, Al Mulloch, Al Muloc or Alfred Mulock Rogers was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Robin Mulock.

Al Mulock is best known for his role as "The Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". He also appeared in several other notable films, including "The Magnificent Seven", "The Great Escape" and "The Dirty Dozen". Mulock had a successful career in both television and film, and was praised for his versatility as an actor. However, tragically, Mulock died by suicide on the set of his last film "The Sea Gull" in 1968, reportedly due to mounting personal and financial difficulties. Despite his short life and career, Al Mulock is still remembered today as a talented and versatile actor in the film industry.

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Jonathan Hale

Jonathan Hale (March 21, 1891 Hamilton-February 28, 1966 Woodland Hills) also known as Jonathan Hatley, Jonathan Hale Jr. or John Hale was a Canadian actor.

He began his career on stage in the 1920s and later transitioned to film and television in the 1940s. Hale appeared in over 150 films, including classic movies such as "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), "The Saint Strikes Back" (1939), and "The Maltese Falcon" (1931). He was often cast as a stern authority figure, such as a judge, doctor or police officer. In addition to his film and television work, he also lent his voice to several radio programs. Hale was married to actress Geraldine Kay until his death in 1966 at the age of 74.

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Alan Crofoot

Alan Crofoot (June 2, 1929 Toronto-March 5, 1979 Dayton) was a Canadian actor and opera singer.

Crofoot began performing in his teens and gained recognition for his rich baritone voice. He appeared in numerous stage productions and operas in both Canada and the United States, including performances with the Canadian Opera Company and the New York City Opera. He also made several appearances on Canadian television shows in the 1950s and 1960s.

In addition to his successful performance career, Crofoot was also a respected voice teacher, working with students at several colleges and universities. He was known for his dedication to his students and his willingness to help them succeed. Crofoot died unexpectedly at the age of 49 while on tour in the United States. He is remembered as a talented performer and educator who made significant contributions to the world of opera and vocal performance.

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