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Famous People Who Died of Asthma

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

Martin Van Buren, Krissy Taylor, and Raj Kapoor are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

These notable asthma deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has asthma 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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    For the politician, see James P. Gleason. Not to be confused with people named James Gleeson.James Austin Gleason (May 23, 1882 – April 12, 1959) was an American actor born in New York City. He was also a playwright and screenwriter....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1882-1959)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988) was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Indian cinema. Born at Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar to actor Prithviraj Kapoor– he was a member of the Kapoor family which produced several Bollywood superstars. Kapoor is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in the history of Hindi cinema. He received multiple accolades, including 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Raj Kapoor. He was a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1924-1988)
    • Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan, Eurasia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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    James Neil Hamilton (September 9, 1899 – September 24, 1984) was an American stage, film and television actor, best known for his role as Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series of the 1960s....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1899-1984)
    • Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
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    Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle; May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music's "Outlaw Movement" popularized by artists David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1938-2003)
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Ohio, USA