Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest

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Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest

List of famous people who died of cardiac arrest, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died of heart attacks are listed alphabetically and include the famous cardiac arrest victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

Examples of people on this list: John Atta-Mills, Brittany Murphy and many more.

These notable heart attack deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has cardiac arrest as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

  • Michael Jackson
    Photo: Casta03 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
  • Brittany Murphy
    Photo: Michael Buckner / Getty Images
    • Age: Dec. at 32 (1977-2009)
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1910-1997)
    • Birthplace: Skopje, Yugoslavia
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)
    • Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America