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List of famous people who died of Alzheimer's disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from Alzheimer's disease includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might also be interested in celebrities who kept their illnesses secret and good movies that involve Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of Alzheimer's disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Ronald Reagan, Etta James, and Rita Hayworth.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from Alzheimer's disease?" and "Which famous people died due to Alzheimer's disease?"

These notable Alzheimer's disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has Alzheimer's disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alzheimer's Disease
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Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1918-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Cover Girl, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Pal Joey

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alzheimer's Disease
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Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Before his presidency he served as the 33rd Governor of California and was also an actor from 1937–1964. Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then worked as a radio broadcaster. He moved ...more

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Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Soldier, Lifeguard, Radio personality, + more

Credits: General Electric Theater, Kings Row, Knute Rockne All American, Bedtime for Bonzo

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alzheimer's Disease
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor

Credits: Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder

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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Alzheimer's Disease
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Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch of Evil with Orson Welles; Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor; El Cid; and Planet ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Political Activist, Film Director

Credits: Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, Touch of Evil, Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War

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