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

These people, like Jim Henson and Toshiro Mifune include images when available.

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

These notable organ failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has organ failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (7 items)
Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Organ Failure
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James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, he began developing puppets while attending high school. While he was a ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1936-1990)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Muppets

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#65 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#12 on The All-Time Best Voice Actors

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Toshiro Mifune is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Organ Failure
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Toshiro Mifune was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He also portrayed Musashi Miyamoto in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy, ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1920-1997)

Birthplace: Qingdao, China

Profession: Businessperson, Soldier, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood

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#29 on The All-Time Greatest Martial Arts Actors

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John Emilio Sprizzo was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1934-2008)

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Profession: Judge, Lawyer

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Ouyang Sha Fei was an actress. ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: China, Suzhou

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Love Eterne, The Mermaid, He Has Nothing But Kung Fu, Hong Kong Nocturne, Inside the Forbidden City, + more

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