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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. 
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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: 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

#12 on The Best English Actors of All Time

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

#24 on The Best Actors in Film History

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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, 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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#239 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#226 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#142 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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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#418 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#1020 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#43 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#378 on Saddest Deaths Ever

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Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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, ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

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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#384 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#696 on The Best Singers of All Time

#116 on The Funniest People of All Time

#175 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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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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#24 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#214 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#54 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#14 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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 ...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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#3 on Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics

#387 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#80 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#9 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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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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#4 on The Best Writers of All Time

#22 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#52 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#69 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Stroke
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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 ...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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#171 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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

#374 on The Best Singers of All Time

#174 on The Best Actors in Film History

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