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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. 
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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, ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Flintstones, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour, Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats, What's Opera Doc?

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#19 on The Best Animated Voiceover Performances

#1 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

#2 on Famous People Named Mel

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Henry Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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Henry Jaynes Fonda was TV producer and actor. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)

Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Actor

Credits: Once Upon a Time in the West, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Deputy

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#29 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#26 on The Best Actors in Film History

#37 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#38 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Joan Miró is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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: Barcelona, Spain

Profession: Painter, Artist

Credits: Umbracle

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Sanjeev Kumar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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, ...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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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: Columbus Grove, Ohio, United States of America

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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E. Lynn Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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 ...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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Buddy Miles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1947-2008)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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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#48 on The Best Drummers of All Time

#14 on The Best Singing Drummers

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