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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. (120 items)


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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 tempo. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 44 (1915-1959)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Lady Sings the Blues, Panic in the Streets, The Emperor Jones, New Orleans, Strange Fruit
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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 spirituality, ... more on Wikipedia
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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, Kerouac, Pull My Daisy, Couch
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 56 more
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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 supporting ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 71 (1912-1983)
    • Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Pink Panther, The Italian Job, Dad's Army, Jabberwocky, I'm All Right Jack + 79 more
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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. He ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1929-1989)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor + 1 more
    • Credits: Rosemary's Baby, The Dirty Dozen, The Fury, A Woman Under the Influence, Shadows + 42 more
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    Gail Russell was an American film and television actress. more on Wikipedia
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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 + 18 more
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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 his ... more on Wikipedia
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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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    Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf was an American entertainer. Hank appeared numerous times on the The Howard Stern Show and on the televised studio segments which aired on the E! channel. He was a member of the show's Wack Pack. His career began August 16, 1996 when he entered Stern's studio at radio ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 39 (1962-2001)
    • Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Entertainer
    • Credits: Bikini Bandits Experience
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    Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. His polarizing actions in championing and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1804-1869)
    • Birthplace: Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Dock Phillip Ellis, Jr. was an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Ellis played in Major League Baseball from 1968 through 1979 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, and New York Mets. In his MLB career, he had a 138–119 win–loss record, a 3.46 ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1945-2008)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player
    • Credits: Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No
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    Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock was a Baltic Swedish poet and writer of macabre fantastic fiction. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 35 (1860-1895)
    • Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Writer
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    Tom Conway was a British film, television and radio actor renowned for playing private detectives and psychiatrists. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1904-1967)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Peter Pan, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Mrs. Miniver, Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie + 41 more
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    Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 47 (1888-1935)
    • Birthplace: Lisbon District, Portugal
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Author, Translator, Astrologer + 2 more
    • Credits: Disquiet, Five and the Skin, Lisbon Revisited
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    Madan Mohan Kohli, better known as Madan Mohan, was a famed Hindi Film music director of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is particularly remembered for the ghazals he composed for the film industry, mainly using the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood and Mohammed Rafi. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1924-1975)
    • Birthplace: Erbil, Iraq
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer, Music Director
    • Credits: Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Anpadh, Koshish, Mausam + 41 more
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    William John Evans, known as Bill Evans, was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist. Evans's use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1929-1980)
    • Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Musician, Composer
    • Credits: Jazz Icons: Bill Evans: Live in '64-'75
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    Clarence Wijewardena was one of the most respected Sri Lankan musicians in Sinhala music,who pioneered the use of electric guitar in Sinhala music. He is said to have revolutionized Sri Lankan music in the 1960s and is often named as the father of Sri Lankan pop music - having influenced performers in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1943-1996)
    • Birthplace: Haputale, Sri Lanka
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: Kolomba Sanniya, Apeksha
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    Wendell Reid Corey was an American actor and politician. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1914-1968)
    • Birthplace: Dracut, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Actor
    • Credits: Rear Window, I Walk Alone, Sorry, Wrong Number, Loving You + 38 more
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    Miguel Piñero was a playwright, actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was a leading member of the Nuyorican literary movement. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1946-1988)
    • Birthplace: Gurabo, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Short Eyes, Fort Apache, The Bronx, Deal of the Century, Times Square + 1 more
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    Susan Shaw was an English actress. Shaw began her film career in 1946 when she was signed to a contract by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation and trained at their "charm school". Her early career showed promise, and Shaw's popularity was established in such films as the Huggetts Trilogy with Jack ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1929-1978)
    • Birthplace: West Norwood, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: It Always Rains on Sunday, The Good Die Young, London Belongs to Me, The Huggetts Abroad, Vote for Huggett + 15 more
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