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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, followed by ...more

Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today's Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1910-1997)

Birthplace: Skopje, Yugoslavia

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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