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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Florence Griffith Joyner.

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

These notable epilepsy deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has epilepsy as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (12 items)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Epilepsy
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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in 1846 when he was 25. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 60 (1821-1881)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Florence Griffith Joyner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Epilepsy
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Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38. She attended University of California, Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 39 (1959-1998)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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#7 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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David Lane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Epilepsy
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David Eden Lane was an American white nationalist leader and convicted felon. A founding member of The Order, he died while serving a 190-year prison sentence in the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

Birthplace: Woden, Iowa, United States of America

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Pope Pius IX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Epilepsy
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Pope Pius IX, born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, reigned from 16 June 1846 to his death in 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church – over 31 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council, which decreed papal infallibility, but the council was cut short due to the loss of the Papal States. Pius IX defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, meaning that Mary was conceived without original sin. Pius IX also conferred the title Our Mother of Perpetual Help on a famous Byzantine icon from Crete entrusted to the Redemptorists. He was also the last pope to rule as the Sovereign of the Papal States, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1792-1878)

Birthplace: Senigallia, Italy

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