Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure

Updated June 14, 2019 18.1k views 42 items

List Rules Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure

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

List features Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers and more.

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

These notable congestive heart failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has congestive heart failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (42 items)
Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend. Born in London to socially prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939. She made her acting debut in a minor role in the Universal Pictures film There's One Born Every Minute ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

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Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing in RKO's musical films (partnered with Fred Astaire) on stage, radio and television, throughout much of the 20th century. Born in Independence, Missouri, and raised in Kansas City, Rogers and her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when she was nine years old. After winning a 1925 Charleston dance contest that launched a successful vaudeville career, she gained recognition as a Broadway actress for her debut stage role in Girl Crazy. This success led to a contract with ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States of America

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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Helen Hayes MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned 80 years. She eventually received the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 15 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award (an EGOT). Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. The annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in greater Washington, DC, since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955, the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York City's Broadway Theater ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1900-1993)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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Margaret Sanger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Congestive Heart Failure
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Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Sanger used her writings and speeches primarily to promote her way of thinking. She was prosecuted for her book Family Limitation under the Comstock Act in 1914. She was afraid of what would happen, so she fled to Britain until she knew it was safe to return to the US. Sanger's efforts contributed ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)

Birthplace: Corning, New York