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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 family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...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 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 supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway and Bongwater. She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, and then appeared in James Mangold's drama Girl, Interrupted, as well as the satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. The 2000s saw Murphy with roles in Don't Say a Word alongside Michael Douglas, and alongside Eminem in Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as well ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1910-1997)

Birthplace: Skopje, Yugoslavia

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#27 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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#55 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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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 struggles. Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend in cinema history by the American Film Institute. He was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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