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Famous People Who Died of Stroke

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Cary Grant and Richard Nixon.

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

These notable stroke deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has stroke as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (1047 items)

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    Cary Grant was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: North by Northwest, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, Notorious, + more
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    Winston Churchill
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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    Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stalin was appointed general secretary of the party's Central Committee in 1922. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1878-1953)
    • Birthplace: Eastern Europe, North Caucasus, Europe, Caucasus, Shida Kartli, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
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    Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc was an American voice actor, comedian, and radio personality. Although he began his sixty-plus-year career performing in radio, Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Pinocchio, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, + more
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    Johann Sebastian Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)
    • Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
    • Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor, Organist, + more
    • Credits: Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, Amour, The Sacrifice, Battle In Heaven, + more
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    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only U.S. president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a U.S. representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. Nixon was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1913-1994)
    • Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Author, Lawyer
    • Credits: All the President's Men, The Nixon Interviews
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    Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1812-1870)
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Scrooged, Oliver & Company, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Oliver!, A Christmas Carol, + more
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    Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1912-1996)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Highland Park, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town, Inherit the Wind, Mickey's Christmas Carol, + more
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    Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1911-1986)
    • Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Religious Leader, Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Battlefield Earth, The Secret of Treasure Island, Orientation: A Scientology Information Film, How to Use Dianetics: A Visual Guidebook to the Human Mind, The Auditor's Code, + more
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    Mae West
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    Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1893-1980)
    • Birthplace: Bushwick, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: She Done Him Wrong, Myra Breckinridge, My Little Chickadee, Sextette, Belle of the Nineties, + more
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    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1856-1924)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Historian, Professor, Political scientist, Political Science, + more
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    Glenn Ford
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    Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted over 50 years. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1916-2006)
    • Birthplace: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Superman, Superman II, Midway, The Big Heat, Gilda, + more
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    Jawaharlal Nehru
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    Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1889-1964)
    • Birthplace: Allahabad, India
    • Profession: Politician, Barrister, Writer
    • Credits: Naunihal
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    Paul Robeson
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    Paul Leroy Robeson was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1898-1976)
    • Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Athlete, Singer, Social activist, Lawyer
    • Credits: The Emperor Jones, King Solomon's Mines, Tales of Manhattan, Show Boat, Black and White, + more
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    Al Capone
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    Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone was a Five Points Gang member who became a bouncer in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1899-1947)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Gangster, Mafioso, Racketeering
    • Credits: The Diary of a Slumlord
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    Rue McClanahan was an American actress, best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1934-2010)
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Healdton
    • Profession: Comedian, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Starship Troopers, The Golden Girls, Maude, Mama's Family, They Might Be Giants, + more
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    Patrice Lumumba Malcolm Oneal Jr., usually credited as Patrice O'Neal, was an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1969-2011)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, Stand-up comedian
    • Credits: Scary Movie 4, 25th Hour, Head of State, In the Cut, Furry Vengeance, + more
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    Louis Pasteur
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    Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1822-1895)
    • Birthplace: Dole, France
    • Profession: Microbiologist, Chemist, Scientist, Physician
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    John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1912-1992)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Author, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: At Land, Dreams That Money Can Buy, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: A Portrait of David Toop Through His Records Collection, John Cage: One 11 with 103, Ritual in Transfigured Time, + more
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    Nicolaus Copernicus
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    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1473-1543)
    • Birthplace: Toruń, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician, Economist, Artist, + more
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