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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 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 tempo.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
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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 spirituality, ...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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    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: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Grand Hotel, Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dinner at Eight, + more
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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 supporting ...more

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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, + more
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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. He ...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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    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
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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 his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1782-1852)
    • Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Lawyer
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