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List of famous people who died of cardiac arrest, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died of heart attacks are listed alphabetically and include the famous cardiac arrest victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

Examples of people on this list: John Atta-Mills, Brittany Murphy and many more.

These notable heart attack deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has cardiac arrest as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

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#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

#4 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#30 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, followed by ...more

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Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless, Girl, Interrupted

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#29 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#85 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#33 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today's Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1910-1997)

Birthplace: Skopje, Yugoslavia

Profession: Nun, Teacher

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#39 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#37 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#12 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#57 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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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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#6 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#10 on The Best Actors in Film History

#54 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#9 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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