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Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack

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

List contains people like Orson Welles, Celeste Holm.

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

These notable heart attack deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart attack as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (78 items)


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    George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1915-1985)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, USA, Wisconsin
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man, Touch of Evil, History of the World, + more
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    J. Edgar Hoover
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    John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. Hoover is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Writer
    • Credits: The Next of Kin, Parole Fixer, Queen of the Mob, Walk East On Beacon, Undercover Doctor, + more
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    Celeste Holm
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    Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actress. Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement, and was Oscar nominated for her roles in Come to the Stable and All About Eve. She originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!.more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: All About Eve, Three Men and a Baby, Gentleman's Agreement, High Society, Backstairs at the White House, + more
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    Noël Coward
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    Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". Born in Teddington, southwest London, Coward attended a dance academy in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1899-1973)
    • Birthplace: Middlesex, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, Teddington, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Italian Job, Brief Encounter, Around the World in 80 Days, Cavalcade, The Magic Christian, + more
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    Luther Vandross
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    Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in demand background vocalist for several different artists including Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He later ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1951-2005)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: The Meteor Man, The Wiz, The Women of Brewster Place, Choose Me, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special, + more
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    Magnus Hirschfeld
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    Magnus Hirschfeld was a German physician and sexologist. An outspoken advocate for sexual minorities, Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, an organization that Dustin Goltz characterizes as having carried out "the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights."more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1868-1935)
    • Birthplace: Kołobrzeg, Poland
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Physician, Writer
    • Credits: Different from the Others
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    Constance Dowling
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    Constance Dowling was an American model turned actress of the 1940s and 1950s.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1920-1969)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Gog, Black Angel, Mad About Opera, Blind Spot, Boston Blackie and the Law, + more
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    Paravoor Govindan Devarajan, popularly known as G. Devarajan or Devarajan master, was a Malayalam music composer. He is considered as one of the best music composers for Malayalam movies. His teaming up with Vayalar Rama Varma has produced the best songs in Malayalam movies. He has scored music for more ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1924-2006)
    • Birthplace: Paravur, Kollam, India
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Music Director
    • Credits: Anubhavangal Paalichakal, Chidambaram, Dharmayudham, Satyavan Savithri, Aromalunni, + more
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    Robert W. "Bobby" Troup Jr. was an American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for writing the popular standard " Route 66", and for his role as Dr. Joe Early, opposite his real-life wife Julie London's character, in the 1970s US TV series, Emergency!more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1918-1999)
    • Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: MASH, Emergency!, The Five Pennies, The Gene Krupa Story, Bop Girl, + more
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    Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1892-1981)
    • Birthplace: Woodington, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Patton, This Is Cinerama, Mussolini Speaks, Titans of the Deep, The Blonde Captive, + more
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    Anne McDonald was an Australian author and an activist for the rights of people with communication disability. McDonald was born on 11 January 1961 in Seymour, Victoria, a small Australian town. As a result of a birth injury she developed severe athetoid cerebral palsy. She was diagnosed as having ...more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1961-2010)
    • Birthplace: Seymour, Australia
    • Profession: Author
    • Credits: Annie's Coming Out
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    Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
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    Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian was an American pianist, singer, songwriter, actor and record producer of Armenian descent. He was better known by the stage name David Seville. Bagdasarian was the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1919-1972)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Rear Window, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Greatest Show on Earth, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, + more
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    Om Prakash was an Indian character actor. He was born in Jammu as Om Prakash Chibber. He used to play the role of Kamla in the stage play by the famous Dewan Mandir Natak Samaj Koliwada. Starting his career in 1942, he was a popular supporting actor from the 1950s until the 1980s. Om Prakash played the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1919-1998)
    • Birthplace: Jammu, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Chupke Chupke, Apna Desh, Amar Prem, Bandish, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, + more
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    Georges Garvarentz
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    Georges Diran Garvarentz was an Armenian-French composer, noted for his music for films and Charles Aznavour's songs.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1932-1993)
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Someone Behind the Door, Taxi for Tobruk, The Upper Hand, Teheran 43, + more
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    Antonio Margheriti, also known under the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson, was a prolific Italian filmmaker. He was born in Rome and died in 2002 from a heart attack in Monterosi, Viterbo, near Rome at the age of 72.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1930-2002)
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Blood for Dracula, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Take a Hard Ride, Yor, the Hunter from the Future, + more
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    Wilhelmus Frederikus Koopman was the drummer and percussionist of the Dutch Progressive rock band, Kayak.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1953-2009)
    • Birthplace: Hilversum, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Musician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Kort Amerikaans
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    Premnath Malhotra was an Indian actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1926-1992)
    • Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
    • Profession: Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Bobby, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Jaani Dushman, Baharon Ke Sapne, Johny Mera Naam, + more
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1952-2010)
    • Birthplace: Aruvankadu, India
    • Profession: Programmer, Forklift operator, Liaison officer
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    Walter Chiari
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    Walter Chiari, stage name of Walter Annicchiarico, was a hugely successful Italian stage and screen actor, mostly in comedy roles.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1924-1991)
    • Birthplace: Verona, Italy
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Chimes at Midnight, The Valachi Papers, Bonjour Tristesse, Love Italian Style, Heroes of the West, + more
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    Trevor Williams was a production designer and film art director.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1931-2008)
    • Birthplace: Harrow, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer
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