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Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease

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

List contains people like Whitney Houston and Henry Fonda.

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

These notable heart disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (93 items)


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    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc was an American voice actor, comedian, and radio personality. Although he began his sixty-plus-year career performing in radio, Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Pinocchio, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, + more
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    Henry Fonda
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    Henry Jaynes Fonda was TV producer and actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Grand Island
    • Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Actor
    • Credits: Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Longest Day, How the West Was Won, + more
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    Joan Miró
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    Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan, Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1893-1983)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain, + more
    • Profession: Painter, Artist
    • Credits: Umbracle
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    Sanjeev Kumar 9 July 1938 - 6 November 1985 was a noted Indian film actor. He won several major awards including two National Film Awards for Best Actor for his performances in the movies Dastak and Koshish. He acted in genres ranging from romantic drama to thrillers. Unlike his peers, Sanjeev Kumar did ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1938-1985)
    • Birthplace: India, Mumbai
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Sholay, The Chess Players, Aap Ki Kasam, Silsila, Aakraman, + more
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    Nagesh
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    Nagesh was a National Award-winning Tamil film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He acted in over 1,000 films from 1958 to 2008, performing in a variety of roles as comedian, lead roles, supporting ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1933-2009)
    • Birthplace: India, Dharapuram
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Thalapathi, Dasavathaaram, Minnale, Kaadhal Kondein, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, + more
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    Dean Jagger
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    Dean Jeffries Jagger was an American film, stage and television actor who received an Academy Award for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High.more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)
    • Birthplace: USA, Columbus Grove, Ohio
    • Profession: Character actor, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Alligator, Bad Day at Black Rock, White Christmas, Twelve O'Clock High, King Creole, + more
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    Everette Lynn Harris was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books that reached The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1955-2009)
    • Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Writer
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    George Allen Miles, Jr., known professionally as Buddy Miles, was an American rock and funk drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1947-2008)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Drummer, Singer
    • Credits: The Buddy Holly Story, Jimi Hendrix: At Last...the Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix, 33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee, Buddy Miles: Changes
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    Kent Taylor
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    Kent Taylor was an American actor of film and television. Born Louis William Weiss in Nashua in northeastern Iowa, Taylor appeared in more than 110 films, the bulk of them B-movies in the 1930s and 1940s, although he also had roles in more prestigious studio releases, including I'm No Angel, Cradle ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1907-1987)
    • Birthplace: Nashua, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Five Came Back, Death Takes a Holiday, Blood of Ghastly Horror, Custer's Last Stand, Phantom Menacers, + more
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    Lonny Chapman
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    Lonny Chapman was an American television actor best known for his numerous guest star appearances on drama series, such as Storefront Lawyers, Quincy, M.E., The A-Team, Murder, She Wrote, Matlock, and NYPD Blue. In the 1954 movie "Young at Heart" with Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, he played Ernie the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1920-2007)
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa
    • Profession: Actor, Acting Teacher, Playwright
    • Credits: The Birds, Where the Red Fern Grows, Take the Money and Run, Reindeer Games, The Cowboys, + more
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    Mark Sandrich
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    Mark Sandrich was an American film director, writer, and producer.more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1900-1945)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Top Hat, Holiday Inn, The Gay Divorcee, Shall We Dance, Follow the Fleet, + more
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    Kenneth Erwin Hagin was an influential American Pentecostal preacher. He is often referred to as the "father" of the "Word of Faith" movement. Many of his followers often refer to him affectionately as "Dad Hagin," "Pappa Hagin," and more commonly "Brother Hagin."more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1917-2003)
    • Birthplace: McKinney, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Televangelist
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    John Steinbeck
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    John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, the multi-generation epic East of Eden, and the novellas Of Mice and Men ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1902-1968)
    • Birthplace: California, Salinas, Contiguous United States, Area code 831, Central California, + more
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
    • Credits: The Grapes of Wrath, Lifeboat, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, Viva Zapata!, + more
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    Jandhyala;; popularly known as Haasya Brahma was an Indian film screenwriter, director and actor known for his works in Telugu Cinema. Known for his contributions to the comedy film genre, He has garnered three state Nandi Awards and two Filmfare Awards South. In 1983, he directed Ananda Bhairavi, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1951-2001)
    • Birthplace: India, Narsapur
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Sagara Sangamam, Aha Naa Pellanta, Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari, Aradhana, Sri Sitaramula Kalyanam Chutamu Rarandi, + more
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    Loel Patrick Guinness is a philanthropist, film producer and adventurer. He is descended from Samuel Guinness, a Dublin goldsmith, the younger brother of the Guinness brewery's founder Arthur Guinness. In 2010 he married the Thai model Natanyawit Choomkomont.more

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    • Age: Died at 31 (1957-1988)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pilot, Business magnate, Socialite, Politician
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    Ulises Dumont
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    Ulises Dumont was a prolific Argentine film actor, credited with over 80 appearances in film and countless others in theatre and television from 1964 until his death in 2008.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)
    • Birthplace: Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Same Love, Same Rain, Rage of Honor, Funny Dirty Little War, Sur, + more
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    Robert Edeson was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era. Edeson got his first boost in movies in 1914 when he starred in the Cecil B. DeMille directed film, The Call of the North. Edeson replaced actor Rudolph Christians in Erich von Stroheim's production of Foolish Wives, after Christians ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1868-1931)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The King of Kings, The Ten Commandments, To the Last Man, Chicago, Danger Lights, + more
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    Robert Mulligan was an American film and television director best known as the director of humanistic American dramas, including To Kill A Mockingbird, Summer of '42, The Other, Same Time, Next Year and The Man in the Moon. He was also known in the 1960s for his extensive collaborations with producer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Film Director
    • Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Twilight Zone, Boston Legal, Summer of '42, Kiss Me Goodbye, + more
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    Robert Moses
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    Robert Moses was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was arguably one of the most polarizing figures in the history ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1888-1981)
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Architect, Urban planner
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    David Ross Lederman was an American film director noted for his Western/action/adventure films of the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out as an extra in Mack Sennett's Keystone Cops series, D. Ross Lederman worked his way through the ranks of film production, and first made his mark as a second-unit director.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1894-1972)
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: Texas Cyclone, Two-Fisted Law, The Phantom of the West, The Tanks are Coming, Tarzan's Revenge, + more
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