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

List ranges from Lou Gehrig to Dennis Day and more.

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

These notable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (31 items)
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". A six-time World Series champion and seven-time All-Star, he finished with a career batting average of .340, on-base percentage of .447, slugging percentage of .632, and tallied 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in. A Triple Crown winner in 1934, he was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player. Gehrig was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired, and he was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Sam Shepard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is the author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1943-2017)

Birthplace: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States of America

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Dennis Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Dennis Day born Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty, was an American singer and radio, television and film personality of Irish descent. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1916-1988)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Stephen Hillenburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Stephen McDannell Hillenburg (August 21, 1961 – November 26, 2018) was an American cartoonist, animator, producer, marine biologist and teacher. He was the creator of the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–), which he has also directed, produced, and written. It has gone on to become one of the longest-running American television series as well as the highest-rated show ever to air on Nickelodeon. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, Hillenburg grew up in Anaheim, California and attended Humboldt State University, earning a bachelor's degree in marine resource planning and interpretation in 1984. After graduating from college, Hillenburg taught marine biology at the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1961-2018)

Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

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