Person Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis

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List of famous people who died of cirrhosis, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from cirrhosis 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 cirrhosis, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list below has a variety of people, like Billie Holiday and Franklin Pierce, in it.

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

These notable cirrhosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has cirrhosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1915-1959)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer Singer

Credits: Schindler's List, Se7en, The Thing, The Green Mile

Also Ranked

#81 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#23 on The Best Singers of All Time

#12 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#18 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic ...more

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Age: Died at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter

Credits: On the Road, Big Sur, Pull My Daisy, Kerouac the Movie

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#73 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#169 on The Best Writers of All Time

#761 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#80 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Ottis Toole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Ottis Elwood Toole was an American drifter who was convicted of six counts of murder. Like his companion Henry Lee Lucas, Toole made confessions he later recanted, but which resulted in murder convictions. The discrediting of the case against Lucas for crimes in which Toole had offered collaborating ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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John Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical dynasties, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1882-1942)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Grand Hotel, Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dinner at Eight, + more

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#268 on The Best Actors in Film History

#144 on Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names

#5 on Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar

#817 on The Locations of All Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

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John Le Mesurier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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John Le Mesurier was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army. A self-confessed "jobbing actor", Le Mesurier appeared in more than 120 films across a range of genres, normally in smaller ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1912-1983)

Birthplace: England, Bedford

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Pink Panther, The Italian Job, Dad's Army, Jabberwocky I'm All Right Jack, + more

Also Ranked

#892 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#92 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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John Nicholas Cassavetes was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, by writing and directing over a dozen movies, some of which he partially self-financed, which pioneered the use of improvisation and a realistic cinéma vérité style. ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1929-1989)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Actor, + more

Credits: Rosemary's Baby^! The Dirty Dozen^! Opening Night^! Love Streams

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#679 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#404 on The Best Actors in Film History

#24 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#76 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Gail Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Gail Russell was an American film and television actress. ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1924-1961)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Uninvited, Angel and the Badman, Seven Men from Now, Lady in the Dark Calcutta, + more

Also Ranked

#67 on 200+ Celebrities Who Went to Rehab

#520 on The Locations of All Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

#4 on Famous People Named Gail

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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader. He spoke for conservatives, and led the opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1782-1852)

Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Lawyer

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#108 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#37 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#13 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

#5 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Webster

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