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Famous People Who Died of Heart Disease

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

List contains people like Whitney Houston and Henry Fonda.

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

These notable heart disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
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  • Nagesh (born Cheyur Krishna Nageshwaran; (27 September 1933 – 31 January 2009) was an Indian film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He acted in over 1,000 films from 1958 to 2008, performing in a variety of roles as comedian, lead roles, supporting actor and antagonist. He has also acted in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. Nagesh's style of comedy was largely inspired by Hollywood actor Jerry Lewis. Similarities between Nagesh and Lewis earned Nagesh the sobriquet the "Jerry Lewis of India". He was also a fantastic dancer. The song "Kanni Nathiyoram" in the movie Neerkumizhi...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1933-2009)
    • Birthplace: Dharapuram, India
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    Dean Jeffries Jagger (November 7, 1903 – February 5, 1991) was an American film, stage and television actor who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High (1949)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1903-1991)
    • Birthplace: Columbus Grove, Ohio, United States of America
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    Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books that made The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay authors of his era....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1955-2009)
    • Birthplace: Flint, Michigan
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    Buddy Miles

    George Allen "Buddy" Miles Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008), was an American rock drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of the Electric Flag (1967), a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys (1969–1970), founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band. Miles also played and recorded with Carlos Santana and others. Additionally, he sang lead vocals on the critically and commercially acclaimed "California Raisins" claymation TV commercials and recorded two California Raisins R&B albums....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1947-2008)
    • Birthplace: USA, Nebraska, Omaha

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