Person Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes

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

This list has everything from Katharine Hepburn to Hedy Lamarr.

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

These notable natural causes deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has natural causes as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (395 items)
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Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Best ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia, The African Queen, On Golden Pond

Also Ranked

#7 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#212 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#2 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#172 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Pin-up girl, Inventor, Scientist, Actor Engineer

Credits: Samson and Delilah, Ecstasy, The Strange Woman, Algiers

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#120 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#693 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#150 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#411 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Phyllis Diller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Phyllis Ada Driver, better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh. Diller's voice acting roles ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: A Bug's Life, Who Killed the Electric Car?, The Aristocrats, The Match Game

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#435 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#1607 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#127 on The Funniest People of All Time

#576 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA

Profession: Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

Credits: The Miracle Worker, Deliverance, The Unconquered, Adventures from the Book of Virtues

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#24 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#182 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#219 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#41 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Jane Wyman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Jane Wyman was an American singer, dancer, and film/television actress. She began her film career in 1932 and her work in television lasted into 1993. She was considered a prolific performer for two decades. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny Belinda, and ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1917-2007)

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Telephone operator, Actor, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Falcon Crest, The Lost Weekend, All That Heaven Allows, Stage Fright

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#164 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#770 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#55 on The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever

#289 on The Best TV Actors of All-Time

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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Activist

Credits: Touched by an Angel

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#44 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#85 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#128 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#1024 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1890-1976)

Birthplace: Torquay, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Playwright

Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, Agatha Christie: Poirot, And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie's Marple

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#5 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#166 on The Best Writers of All Time

#39 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#25 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as Daniel Boone in a television series from 1964 to 1970. He was also known as a wine maker and resort owner-operator. The Fess Parker ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Profession: Businessperson, Actor, Winemaker, Voice acting

Credits: Old Yeller, Them!, Harvey, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier, + more

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#84 on Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

#51 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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

#15 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Parker

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