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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 County, United States of America, Wisconsin, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Fake, Confidential Report
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    J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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, USA, New York
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: The Goonies, The Heat, Hero, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
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    Magnus Hirschfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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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, USA
    • 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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