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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

#23 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#3 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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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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#82 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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

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

#35 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#15 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#65 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

#64 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#76 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

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Stanley Kubrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films, typically ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1928-1999)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor Voice acting, + more

Credits: A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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#1 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#2 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#12 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

#35 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

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Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture portrayal of the comic book superhero Superman. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1952-2004)

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

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Superman, The Remains of the Day, Superman II, Superman III

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#18 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

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

#8 on The Best Actors from DC Movies

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks ...more

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Age: Died at 100 (1896-1996)

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

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Radio personality, Actor Writer

Credits: The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Oh, God!, The Sunshine Boys Oh, + more

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#72 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#21 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

#8 on The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

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Tony Curtis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Tony Curtis was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in more than 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Painter, Actor

Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Defiant Ones, Sweet Smell of Success, The Great Race

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#98 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#71 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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

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