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

This list below has a variety of people, like Billie Holiday and Franklin Pierce, in it.

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

These notable cirrhosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has cirrhosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and ...more

Age: Died at 44 (1915-1959)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer, Singer

Credits: Schindler's List, Se7en, The Thing, The Green Mile

Also Ranked

#22 on The Best Singers of All Time

#13 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#16 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

#55 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Middlesex County, United States of America, Lowell, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter

Credits: On the Road, Big Sur, Pull My Daisy, Kerouac, the Movie

Also Ranked

#79 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#92 on The Best American Poets

#7 on The Most Unbearably Pretentious Authors In Literary History

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Ottis Toole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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Ottis Elwood Toole was an American drifter who was convicted of six counts of murder. Like his companion Henry Lee Lucas, Toole made confessions he later recanted, but which resulted in murder convictions. The discrediting of the case against Lucas for crimes in which Toole had offered collaborating ...more

Age: Died at 49 (1947-1996)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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John Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Cirrhosis
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John Barrymore was an American actor on stage, screen and radio. A member of the Drew and Barrymore theatrical dynasties, he initially tried to avoid the stage, and briefly attempted a career as an artist, but appeared on stage together with his father Maurice in 1900, and then his sister Ethel the ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1882-1942)

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Actor

Credits: Cinema Paradiso, Grand Hotel, Romeo and Juliet, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dinner at Eight, + more

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