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Famous People Who Died of Asthma

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List of famous people who died of asthma, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from asthma includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of asthma, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Martin Van Buren and Raj Kapoor are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from asthma?" and "Which famous people died due to asthma?"

These notable asthma deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has asthma as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (51 items)

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    Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President and Secretary of State, both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the economic chaos of the Panic of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1782-1862)
    • Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Gilbert Charles Harding was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor, interviewer and television presenter. He also appeared in several films, sometimes in character parts but usually as himself. Harding ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1907-1960)
    • Birthplace: Hereford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Police officer, Disc jockey
    • Credits: What's My Line?
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    Kristen Erin "Krissy" Taylor was an American model. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 17 (1978-1995)
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model
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    Neil Francis Hawkins was a leading British fascist, both before and after the Second World War. He played a leading role in the British Union of Fascists, controlling the organisational structure of the movement. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 47 (1903-1950)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
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    James Austin Gleason was an American actor born in New York City. He was also a playwright and screenwriter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1882-1959)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director, Playwright
    • Credits: The Night of the Hunter, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Bishop's Wife, The Broadway Melody, Here Comes Mr. Jordan + 81 more
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    Ranbir Raj Kapoor, also known as "The Show Man", was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. He was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1924-1988)
    • Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
    • Profession: Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Bobby, Naseeb, Sangam, Dharam Karam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai + 60 more
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    James Neil Hamilton was an American actor known for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1899-1984)
    • Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Batman, Batman, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Dawn Patrol, The World Gone Mad + 66 more
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    Donald Eugene Lytle, better known by his stage name Johnny Paycheck, was an American country music singer, multi-instrumentalist and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a major force in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1938-2003)
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Sailor, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: That Gold Old Nashville Music
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    Friedrich Robert Donat was an English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the latter for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Donat was also a successful stage actor, despite the challenge of chronic asthma from ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1905-1958)
    • Birthplace: Withington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The 39 Steps, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Magic Box, The Private Life of Henry VIII + 16 more
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    Pauline Frederick was an American stage and film actress. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1883-1938)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Ramona, Three Women, Thank You, Mr. Moto, Bonds of Love + 43 more
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    Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi born Ahmad Shah Awan on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1916-2006)
    • Birthplace: Anga, Punjab
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
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    Ronald Alfred "Ron" Goodwin was an English composer and conductor known for his film music. He scored over 70 films in a career lasting over fifty years. His most famous works included Where Eagles Dare, Battle of Britain, 633 Squadron and Operation Crossbow. Born in Plymouth, Devon, Goodwin learned to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1925-2003)
    • Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: Where Eagles Dare, Village of the Damned, Battle of Britain, Force 10 from Navarone, Frenzy + 43 more
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    Harold Dow was an American television news correspondent, journalist, and investigative reporter with CBS News. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1947-2010)
    • Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader
    • Credits: 48 Hours
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    Moses Gunn was an American actor. An Obie Award-winning stage player, he co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s. His 1962 Off-Broadway debut was in Jean Genet's The Blacks, and his Broadway debut was in A Hand is on the Gate, an evening of African-American poetry. He was nominated for a 1976 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1929-1993)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The NeverEnding Story, Rollerball, Heartbreak Ridge, Roots, Shaft + 29 more
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    Hugo Haas was a Czech film actor, director and writer. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1926 and 1962, as well as directing 20 films between 1933 and 1962. He was born in Brno, Moravia, and died in Vienna, Austria from complications of asthma. His brother Pavel Haas was a noted composer who ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1901-1968)
    • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director
    • Credits: King Solomon's Mines, Dakota, The Fighting Kentuckian, Telephone Time, One Girl's Confession + 28 more
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    Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1922-2001)
    • Birthplace: Beaufort West, South Africa
    • Profession: Physician, Surgeon
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    John Francis Junkin was an English radio, television and film actor and scriptwriter. In 1960 Junkin joined Joan Littlewood's Stratford East Theatre Workshop, and played the lead in the original production of Sparrers Can't Sing. A few years later he joined the Royal Court Theatre company and was the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1930-2006)
    • Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: A Hard Day's Night, The Football Factory, Heavens Above!, The Pumpkin Eater, Girl from Rio + 14 more
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    Martita Hunt was an Argentinian-born English theatre and film actress. She had a dominant stage presence and played a wide range of powerful characters. She is best-remembered for her performance as Miss Havisham in David Lean's Great Expectations. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1899-1969)
    • Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Great Expectations, Becket, The Brides of Dracula, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men + 43 more
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    Ernest Nathan Morial, known as Dutch Morial, was a U.S. political figure and a leading civil rights advocate. He was the first black mayor of New Orleans, serving from 1978 to 1986. He was the father of Marc Morial, a subsequent New Orleans mayor. Morial, a New Orleans native, grew up in the Seventh ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1929-1989)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Judge, Politician
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    Amadeu Vives i Roig was a Spanish musical composer, creator of over a hundred stage works. He is best known for Doña Francisquita, which Christopher Webber has praised for its "easy lyricism, fluent orchestration and colourful evocation of 19th Century Madrid—not to mention its memorable vocal and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 61 (1871-1932)
    • Birthplace: Collbató, Spain
    • Profession: Impresario, Composer, Writer
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