Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure People

Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure

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

List is made up of people like Elizabeth Taylor and Jim Morrison.

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

These notable heart failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (427 items)



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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Cleopatra, National Velvet, The Flintstones, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Giant, + more
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    George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, + more
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    James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and performances, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Love Her Madly, Lion’s Love, HWY: An American Pastoral, Feast of Friends, Induction, + more
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    River Phoenix
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    River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age film ...more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1970-1993)
    • Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Guitarist, Environmentalist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sneakers, My Own Private Idaho, Explorers, + more
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    Eduardo Gory Llanes Guerrero, better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican American professional wrestler. Born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family, Eddie Guerrero managed to maintain the storied legacy of his family. Through the 1990s, he had a distinguished career, working for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1967-2005)
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler
    • Credits: WCW Monday Nitro, ECW Hardcore TV, WCW WorldWide, WCW Thunder, Hardcore Overload, + more
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    André René Roussimoff, best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. His best-remembered acting role was that of Fezzik, the giant in the film The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly. This ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1946-1993)
    • Birthplace: Grenoble, France
    • Profession: Wrestler, Actor
    • Credits: The Princess Bride, Conan the Destroyer, Micki & Maude, Saturday Night's Main Event, WCW WorldWide, + more
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    Salvador Dalí
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    Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1904-1989)
    • Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
    • Profession: Painter, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Artist, + more
    • Credits: An Andalusian Dog, The Golden Age, Destino, Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, Babaouo, + more
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    Ricardo Montalbán
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    Ricardo Montalbán was an actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1920-2009)
    • Birthplace: Mexico, Mexico City
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Fantasy Island, + more
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    Lena Horne
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    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1917-2010)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Civil rights activist, Musician, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Bride Wars, Words and Music, Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather, The Wiz, + more
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    Isaac Asimov
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    Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
    • Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: I, Robot, Bicentennial Man, Probe, Nightfall
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    Greer Garson
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    Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws from 1942 to 1946. As one of MGM's major stars during the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1904-1996)
    • Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Mrs. Miniver, Pride and Prejudice, Julius Caesar, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, + more
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    Ray Kroc
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    Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc was an American businessman. He joined McDonald's in 1954 or 1955 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a fortune during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1902-1984)
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    Yvette Vickers
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    Yvette Vickers was an American actress, pin-up model and singer.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1928-2010)
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, Hud, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Attack of the Giant Leeches, Beach Party, + more
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    Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress. She was a film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong, realistic screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short but notable ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1907-1990)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Actor
    • Credits: Double Indemnity, The Lady Eve, The Big Valley, Forty Guns, Titanic, + more
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    Igor Stravinsky
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    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1882-1971)
    • Birthplace: Lomonosov, Russia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Fantasia, Melinda and Melinda, La Belle Noiseuse, Histoire(s) du cinéma, Allegro Non Troppo, + more
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    Allen "Al" Davis was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League from 1972 to 2011. Under Davis' management, the Raiders became one of the most successful teams in professional sports. His motto for the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1929-2011)
    • Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Coach
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    Suharto
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    Soeharto is one of the founders of Balai Perguruan Tinggi Gadjah Mada.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1921-2008)
    • Birthplace: Kemusuk, Indonesia
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    Irene Dunne
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    Irene Dunne was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron, Theodora Goes Wild, The Awful Truth, Love Affair and I Remember Mama. She was named to the International Best ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1898-1990)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Awful Truth, Cimarron, Life with Father, Love Affair, Anna and the King of Siam, + more
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    John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, and a leading advocate of American independence from Great Britain. Well educated, he was an Enlightenment ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1735-1826)
    • Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Walter Lantz
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    Walter Benjamin Lantz was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1899-1994)
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Actor, Animator, + more
    • Credits: Woody Woodpecker, Pantry Panic, Boy Meets Dog, Dopey Dick the Pink Whale, Scalp Treatment, + more
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