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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, Krissy Taylor, 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. 
Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1782-1862)

Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, USA

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

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Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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. ...more

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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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Krissy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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Kristen Erin "Krissy" Taylor was an American model. ...more

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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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

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Age: Died at 47 (1903-1950)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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James Gleason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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James Austin Gleason was an American actor born in New York City. He was also a playwright and screenwriter. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1882-1959)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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, + more

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Raj Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1924-1988)

Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan, Eurasia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Profession: Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Bobby, Naseeb, Sangam, Dharam Karam Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, + more

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Neil Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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

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Age: Died at 85 (1899-1984)

Birthplace: USA, Lynn, Massachusetts

Profession: Actor

Credits: Batman, Batman, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Dawn Patrol The World Gone Mad, + more

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Johnny Paycheck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Asthma
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1938-2003)

Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio, USA

Profession: Songwriter, Sailor, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Credits: That Gold Old Nashville Music

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