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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 victims of strokes, including Cary Grant, Louis Pasteur, 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. 

Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic. Paxton starred in the HBO series Big Love and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Titanic, Apollo 13, Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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: Horfield, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest, Charade

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#14 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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

#28 on The Best Actors in Film History

#7 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#45 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#26 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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: Gori, Georgia

Profession: Politician, Soldier

Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War

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#61 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#44 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#5 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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