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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: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun
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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: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head
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    Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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)
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Cast Away, The Doors, Minions, Girl, Interrupted
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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, My Own Private Idaho, The Mosquito Coast
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    Eddie Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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: WWE Smackdown!^! WrestleMania XX^! Cheating Death^! Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story^! WWE No Way Out
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    André the Giant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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, WrestleMania III, WrestleMania IV, WrestleMania VI
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    Salvador Dalí is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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    Ricardo Montalbán was an actor. more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1920-2009)
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Greater Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, Americas
    • 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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