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Famous People Who Died of Heart Attack

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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. 

  • George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered one of the greatest film directors of all time.While in his twenties Welles directed a number of high-profile stage productions for the Federal Theatre Project, including an adaptation of Macbeth with an entirely African American cast and the political musical The Cradle Will Rock. In 1937 he and John Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre, an independent repertory theatre company that presented a series of productions on Broadway through 1941, including Caesar (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1915-1985)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • J. Edgar Hoover
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    John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States and an American law enforcement administrator. He was appointed as the director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI's predecessor – in 1924 and was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director for another 37 years until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Later in life and after his...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

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  • Celeste Holm
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    Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actress.Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and was nominated for her roles in Come to the Stable (1949) and All About Eve (1950). She originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1943)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, comedian, game and talk show host. He is the father of singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Thicke was best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains. Thicke died on December 13, 2016, in the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, U.S....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 69
    • Birthplace: Kirkland Lake, Canada

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