Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945)

Death: 22nd January 1945
Location: Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem , Israel
Cause of death: Heart Attack
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German-Jewish poet and playwright who was famous for her bohemian lifestyle in Berlin. She fled Nazi Germany and lived the rest of her life in Jerusalem.
Lasker-Schüler's first prose work, Das Peter-Hille-Buch, was published in 1906. In 1907, she published the prose collection Die Nächte der Tino von Bagdad. A volume of poetry called the Meine Wunder, published in 1911, established Lasker-Schüler as the leading female representative of German expressionism. She was awarded the Kleist Prize in 1932.

Ramón Sampedro (1943-1998)

 
Death: 12th January 1998
Location:  Cementerio Parroquial de Santa Marina de Xuño, Galicia, Spain
Cause of death: Assisted Suicide
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Spanish fisherman and writer. He became a quadriplegic at the age of 25, following a diving accident, and fought for his right to an assisted suicide for the next 29 years.
As a young man he had jumped into the sea from rocks near his home, a fishing village in the northern Spanish region of Galicia. Misjudging the water's depth, he struck his head on the bottom. He sustained a complete spinal cord injury, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.
Ramon tried Spain's lower courts, its higher courts, even the European Commission on Human Rights in Strasbourg to end his life. His argument hinged on the fact that he was sure of his decision to die. However, owing to his paralysis, he was physically unable to commit suicide without help. He argued that suicide was a right that he was being denied, and he sought legal advice concerning his right to receive assistance to end his life, first in the courts of Spain, where his case attracted country-wide attention. Eventually, his fight became known worldwide.
Sampedro died on 12 January 1998, from potassium cyanide poisoning. He divided the tasks required for his suicide into small enough pieces that no single person could be convicted of assisted suicide. Several days later, a close friend of Ramón, Ramona Maneiro, was arrested and charged with assisting his suicide but was released due to lack of evidence. No further charges were ever filed in connection with Ramón's death.
Seven years later, after the statute of limitations had expired, Maneiro, speaking on a Spanish talk show, admitted to providing Sampedro with a cyanide-laced drink and a straw. She said "I did it for love." She also said she had turned on the video camera that recorded Ramón's last words before he drank the poison and that she was in the room, behind the camera.
Sampedro wrote a book before he died titled Cartas Desde El Infierno / Letters from Hell. It includes a collection of poems, short essays, and reflections on life. 
The story of Sampedro's life and death was made into a film, Mar adentro / The Sea Inside (2004), in which he was portrayed by Javier Bardem. The movie drew international attention and won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Academy Awards.

John Berryman (1914-1972)

Death: 7th January 1972
Location: Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Cause of death:  Suicide - jumping from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.

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American poet and scholar who was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure in the Confessional school of poetry. 
His greatest success occurred when he published 77 Dream Songs in 1964. The book won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and solidified Berryman's standing as one of the most important poets of the post-World War II generation that included Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop.

Jaan Kross (1920-2007)

Death: 27th December 2007
Location: Rahumäe cemetery / Rahumäe kalmistu, Nõmme District, Tallinn, Estonia

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Estonian writer of historical fiction who is the most translated and internationally best-known Estonian writer. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature during the early 1990s, and was named a People's Writer of the Estonian SSR (1985); he also received the State Prize of the Estonian SSR (1977).

Konstantin Balmont (Константи́н Бальмо́нт) (1867-1942)

Death: 23rd December 1942
Location: Noisy-le-Grand Communal Cemetery, Noisy-le-Grand, Ile-de-France, France  Plot: Division 7, Row 1, Grave 22, (Down from the Church)
Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia

Russian symbolist poet, translator, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry. He is best known for the books Горящие здания / Burning Buildings (1900) and Будем как солнце. Книга символов / Let Us Be Like the Sun (1903).