sylvia plath killed herself by using her gas oven and putting her head in it. Only leaving two mugs of milk and a plate of buttered bread for her kids. Ten years before that she tried to commit suicide by taking pills but recovered in a mental institution. Or so they say.
Sylvia Plath killed herself by putting her head in a gas oven. She had tried to kill herself with an overdose of sleeping pills about ten years earlier. Look here for more information: http://www.slate.com/id/1086/