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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 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: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: His Girl Friday^! Notorious^! North by Northwest^! Charade
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    Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 2 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, Woodstock, 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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    Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 3 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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    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: The Flintstones, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour, Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats, What's Opera, Doc?
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    Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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: The Godfather, Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pianist
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    Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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 Dickens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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: A Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Oliver!, Great Expectations
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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: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, An American in Paris, That's Entertainment, Part II
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