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Famous People Who Died of Cardiovascular Disease

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

This list features people like Wilt Chamberlain and Marlon Brando.

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

These notable cardiovascular disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has cardiovascular disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. {#nodes}
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  • Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ( ROH-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He served as the 25th vice president from March to September 1901 and as the 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900. As a leader of the Republican Party, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. He is generally ranked in polls of historians and political scientists as one of the five best...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1858-1919)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York

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  • Ayn Rand (; born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935 and 1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1905-1982)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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  • James Brown
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    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul". In a career that lasted 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.Brown began his career as a gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia. He joined an R&B vocal group, the Gospel Starlighters (which later evolved into the Famous Flames) founded by Bobby Byrd, in which he was the lead singer. First coming to national public attention in the late 1950s as a member of the singing group The Famous Flames with the hit...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Barnwell

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  • Gerald Ford
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    Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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