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List of famous people who choked to death. Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects, which prevents a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit, but complete blockage of the airway may lead to death. When someone is choking with a completely blocked airway, no oxygen can enter the lungs. The brain is extremely sensitive to this lack of oxygen and begins to die within four to six minutes. It is during this time that first aid must take place. Irreversible brain death occurs in as little as 10 minutes.

Tennessee Williams famously choked to death on the cap from a bottle of eye drops he frequently used. Rock star Jimi Hendrix is another famous person to choke to death. The iconic guitar player died when he famously choked to death on his vomit. Even one of the most famous military leaders of all time, like the feared Attila the Hun died from choking. The same goes for Hall of Fame baseball star Jimmie Foxx.

Wondering what other famous people have died by choking? You can reference the items on this list to find out.

Alexander Alekhine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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24 March 1946 (53)

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Age: Died at 54 (1892-1946)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Attila the Hun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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453 (47)

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Age: Died at 47 (406-453)

Birthplace: Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary

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#40 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#18 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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26 November 1956 (51)

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Age: Died at 51 (1905-1956)

Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer, Trombonist

Credits: The Fabulous Dorseys, A Song Is Born, Presenting Lily Mars, Upbeat in Music Stage Show, + more

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#4 on The Greatest Trombonists of All Time

#12 on The Greatest Jazz Trombonists of All Time

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Jimmie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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21 July 1967 (59)

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Age: Died at 60 (1907-1967)

Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player

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#2 on The Greatest First Basemen of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#7 on The Best Boston Red Sox of All Time

#5 on The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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25 February 1983 (71)

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Age: Died at 72 (1911-1983)

Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Credits: A Streetcar Named Desire, Suddenly, Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof The Rose Tattoo

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#16 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#5 on The Best Gay Authors

#11 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Subroto Mukerjee


Subroto Mukerjee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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1960

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Age: Died at 49 (1911-1960)

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

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Christy Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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1981

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Age: Died at 49 (1932-1981)

Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Painter, Writer

Credits: My Left Foot

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Choked to Death
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18 September 1970 (27)

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Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Washington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States United States of America, + more

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Musician, + more

Credits: Almost Famous, Wayne's World, Point Break, Minions

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#52 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#14 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#88 on The Best Singers of All Time

#68 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

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