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Famous People Who Died of Cardiac Arrest

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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 (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 Anne Murphy-Monjack (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009) was an American actress and singer. A native of Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998). She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999). In the 2000s Murphy appeared in Don't Say a Word (2001) alongside Michael Douglas, and alongside ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

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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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Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Albanian: [aˈɲɛzə ˈɡɔndʒɛ bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), commonly known as Mother Teresa and honoured in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries in 2012. The congregation ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, down-to-earth persona, and authentic, everyman acting style, Stewart's film career spanned over 55 years and 80 films. With the strong morals he portrayed both on screen and in his personal life, Stewart epitomized the "American ideal" in the 20th-century United States. The characters he played spanned a wide range of subjects and appealed to large audiences. His emotional film performances contributed to his cinematic acclaim. Stewart began his career as a performer on Broadway which earned him a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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