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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. Featuring celebrities with heart disease, celebs with terrible heart conditions, and more, this list has it all. 

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.
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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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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#8 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#28 on The Best Living English Actresses

#57 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#112 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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 ...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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#1387 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#4 on The Funniest People of All Time

#231 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#43 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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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)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Cast Away, The Doors, Minions, Girl Interrupted

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#4 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#35 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#229 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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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 ...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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#316 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#107 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#319 on The Best Actors in Film History

#198 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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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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#161 on The Most Overrated Wrestlers of All Time

#15 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#13 on The Best WCW Wrestlers of All Time

#498 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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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. ...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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#64 on The Most Overrated Wrestlers of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

#1 on The Best WWE Superstars of the '80s

#182 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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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 ...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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#208 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#181 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#164 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#7 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

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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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#853 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#187 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#357 on Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

#30 on Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities

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