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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. (592 items)
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiovascular Disease
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Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements. He is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is often regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting (built from the Stanislavski system) to mainstream ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiovascular Disease
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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. He and his "seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential American stand-up comics of all time, Carlin was dubbed by one newspaper to be "the dean of counterculture comedians".The first of Carlin's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiovascular Disease
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Melvin Jerome Blanc (; May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation. He voiced all of the major male Warner Bros. cartoon characters except for Elmer Fudd, whose voice was provided by fellow radio ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cardiovascular Disease
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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful Invasion of Normandy in 1944–45 from the Western Front. Eisenhower was born David Dwight Eisenhower in Denison, Texas, and he was raised in Kansas in a large family of mostly Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. His family had a strong religious ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America

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