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List of famous people who died of heart attack, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from heart attack includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might also be interested in celebrities who died of heart failure and maybe even these gripping GIFs that might give you a heart attack. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of heart attack, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list of famous heart attack victims contains people like Orson Welles, Celeste Holm, Alan Thicke, and more.

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

These notable heart attack deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart attack as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1915-1985)

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more

Credits: Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Fake, Confidential Report

Also Ranked

#55 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#8 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#99 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

#24 on The Greatest Artists With Only One Masterpiece

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J. Edgar Hoover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)

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

Profession: Police officer, Writer

Credits: The Next of Kin, Parole Fixer, Queen of the Mob, Walk East On Beacon, Undercover Doctor, + more

Also Ranked

#82 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#54 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#47 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Celeste Holm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actress. Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement, and was Oscar nominated for her roles in Come to the Stable and All About Eve. She originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ...more

Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

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

Profession: Actor

Credits: All About Eve, Three Men and a Baby, Gentleman's Agreement, High Society, Backstairs at the White House, + more

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack
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Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father of actor Brennan Thicke and singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. ...more

Age: Died at 69

Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada

Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: Married... with Children, Alpha Dog, Growing Pains, That's My Boy, Raising Helen, + more

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