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Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis

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

This is a list that features people like Andrew Jackson and Vivien Leigh.

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

These notable tuberculosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has tuberculosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (702 items)
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    Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Writer
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    Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as "Southern belle" Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, a role she had also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1913-1967)
    • Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
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    Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Fryderyk Chopin is a film score composer. more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1810-1849)
    • Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer
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    Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)
    • Birthplace: Waxhaws
    • Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Judge, Soldier, Farmer
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    George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950), better known by his psuedonymGeorge Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound conscientiousness of social injustice, an intense dislike of totalitarianism, and a passion for clarity in language.His two most popular works are 1984 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1903-1950)
    • Birthplace: Motihari, India
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Essayist, Writer
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    Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die Verwandlung", Der Prozess, and Das Schloss, are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1883-1924)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer, Lawyer
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    Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Henry David Thoreau was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, sage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1817-1862)
    • Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Writer, Philosopher
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    Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Tuberculosis
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    Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor with more than 120 film and television credits. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In the 1980s, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in three consecutive years, the only actor ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1922-1992)
    • Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
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