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Here is a list of famous people who died of pneumonia. Death due to pneumonia has plagued mankind for ages. Only in the last 100 years has the number of deaths by pneumonia been reduced due to the proliferation of antibiotics. Did you know, the fatal pneumonia disease took away almost 17% of soldiers & people during Civil War? This list includes all people with pneumonia as cause of death along with our beloved celebrities who died of pneumonia.

Famous people on this list include Sister Sledge, Jim Henson, Bert Lahr, Bernard Edwards, and Bernie Mac.

Who are some of the famous people who died from pneumonia? Take a look at this unfortunate list and you'll see what celebrities couldn't outrun this potentially deadly affliction.

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Alexandros Papadiamantis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Alexandros Papadiamantis Died at 60 (1851-1911) - A very influential writer of the 19th century who never married and was referred to as the worldly monk.

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Barney Battles, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Barney Battles, Sr. Died at 30 (1875-1905)

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Beatrice Straight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Beatrice Straight Died at 87 (1914-2001) - Died in Los Angeles at age 86.

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Bernard Edwards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Bernard Edwards Died at 44 (1952-1996) - Bassist for the disco group Chic and producer for songs by Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Sister Sledge died in Tokyo at age 43.

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Bernie Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Bernie Mac Died at 51 (1957-2008) - He suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but was reported that the pneumonia was not related to the disease. He died in a Chicago area hospital at the age of ...

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Bert Lahr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Bert Lahr Died at 72 (1895-1967) - Died in New York City at age 72.

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Billy Wilder Died at 96 (1906-2002) - Died at age 95 at his home in Beverly Hills.

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Bob Hope Died at 100 (1903-2003) - Best remembered for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO tours entertaining American military personnel. He died at the age of 100.

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Brittany Murphy Died at 32 (1977-2009) - Died at age 32 when she was subsequently transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, after 911 was called after she collapsed in her bathroom, where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:04 on Dec. 20, 2009 after going into full ...

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Bruce Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Bruce Paltrow Died at 59 (1943-2002) - The father of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and husband of actress Blythe Danner, died from complications of oral cancer and pneumonia. He was best known for his work on The White Shadow, St. Elsewhere, and Duets.

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Calamity Jane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Calamity Jane Died at 51 (1852-1903) - In accord with Jane's dying wishes, she was buried next to Wild Bill Hickok.

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Carl Schlechter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Carl Schlechter Died at 44 (1874-1918) - Drew a match for the world chess championship vs. Emanuel Lasker. Pneumonia was brought on by privations following World War I; according to some sources, death was due to starvation.

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Carlos Eugenio Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Died at 70 (1867-1937) - President of Colombia from 1910 to 1914. He was born in Medellín, Antioquia, he was a lawyer, professor and journalist, and also served as Ambassador to the Holy See. He died in Medellín alongside his family.

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Charles Bronson Died at 82 (1921-2003) - Died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Charles Nelson Reilly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Charles Nelson Reilly Died at 76 (1931-2007) - Died at 76 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Chris Candido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Chris Candido Died at 33 (1972-2005) - Died while in surgery to drain his lungs.

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Chris Wood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Chris Wood age 47 - Died at age 39 in Birmingham, England.

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Christian Brando is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Christian Brando Died at 50 (1958-2008) - Died at the age of 49. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne.

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Chuck Schuldiner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Chuck Schuldiner Died at 34 (1967-2001) - Schuldiner was diagnosed with brain cancer and received a chemotherapy drug to help with his therapy. As a side effect, the drug weakened Chuck. He died the same year he was diagnosed with cancer.

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Corey Haim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Corey Haim Died at 39 (1971-2010)

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Dick Curtis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Dick Curtis Died at 50 (1902-1952)

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Donald Paige Frary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Donald Paige Frary Died at 26 (1893-1919) - Died at age 25 while attending the Paris Peace Conference, 1919.

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Dr Henry Edward Roberts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Dr Henry Edward Roberts Died at the age of 68. Credited as the "father of the personal computer" by inventing the Altair 8800, a machine that sparked the home computer era, kicking starting the careers of Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul ...

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Ferenc Puskás is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Ferenc Puskás Died at 79 (1927-2006) - He scored a remarkable 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. Died at the age of 79.

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Frank Gorshin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Frank Gorshin Died at 72 (1933-2005) - The show biz veteran best known as The Riddler to TV's Batman and as Bele on Star Trek also succumbed to lung cancer and emphysema.

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Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Franz Liszt Died at 75 (1811-1886) - Died in Bayreuth aged 74 after contracting pneumonia during a festival held there in honour of Richard Wagner.

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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Fred Astaire Died at 88 (1899-1987) - Died at age 88 in Los Angeles, California. Interred at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA (the same cemetery where long time dance partner, Ginger Rogers was also laid to rest)

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Freddie Mercury Died at 45 (1946-1991) - A little over 24 hours after issuing a statement to the press he died at his home in Kensington, London, England at the age of 45. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
George Allen age 65 - Died at age 72. His death may have been indirectly caused by a Gatorade shower following a season-ending victory.

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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
George Peppard Died at 66 (1928-1994) - American actor

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Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Geronimo Died at 80 (1829-1909) - He fought against Mexico and the United States and their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades. Died at the age of 79.

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Guillaume Depardieu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Guillaume Depardieu Died at 37 (1971-2008) - Died at age 37 from pneumonia contracted on set in Romania.

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Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
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Herbert Chapman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Herbert Chapman Died at 56 (1878-1934) - Died aged 55 after attending a football match in the rain whilst nursing a cold.

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House Peters Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
House Peters Jr. Died in Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital at the age of 92.

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House Peters, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
House Peters, Jr. Died at 92 (1916-2008) - Died in Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital at the age of 92.

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Irving Thalberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Irving Thalberg Died at 37 (1899-1936) - Afflicted with a weak heart, he died at his home on Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica with his wife, actress Norma Shearer at his side.

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006) - The Godfather of Soul, died at age 73 in Atlanta, Georgia, hospitalized the previous day with "severe pneumonia".

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J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
J. M. Barrie Died at 77 (1860-1937)

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Jean-Dominique Bauby is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Jean-Dominique Bauby Died at 45 (1952-1997) - Died at age 45. On December 8, 1995 at the age of 43, Bauby suffered a massive stroke. When he woke up twenty days later, he found he was entirely speechless; he could only blink his left eyelid. This rare condition is called ...

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Jeremy Beadle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Jeremy Beadle Died at 60 (1948-2008) - Died at the age of 59, leaving behind his partner Sue and two daughters. He was best known for his hidden camera show "Beadle's About" and "You've Been Framed".

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Jim Backus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Jim Backus Died at 76 (1913-1989) - Played millionaire Thurston Howell, III on the TV show Gilligan's Island; died at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica CA.

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Jim Henson Died at 54 (1936-1990) - Creator of the Muppets and founder of The Jim Henson Company; died at age 53 in New York City.

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Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Johann Strauss II Died at 74 (1825-1899) - Died at age 73 in Vienna.

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John Martyn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
John Martyn Died at 61 (1948-2009) - The British innovative and influential folk, rock, jazz musician died in Ireland of double pneumonia.

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Josef Issels is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Josef Issels Died at 91 (1907-1998) - Holistic doctor who treated Bob Marley in Bavaria; died in California.

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Jyoti Basu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Jyoti Basu Died at 96 (1914-2010) - Died at age 96 in Kolkata, India.

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Kim Mu-saeng is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Kim Mu-saeng Died at 62 (1943-2005) - Died Age 62

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Lawrence Welk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Lawrence Welk Died at 89 (1903-1992) - Died at his home in Santa Monica. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia
Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910) - Died at Astapovo Railway Station, during an attempt to satisfy his wanderlust.