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Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure

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

List is made up of people like Elizabeth Taylor and Jim Morrison. Featuring celebrities with heart disease, celebs with terrible heart conditions, and more, this list has it all. 

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

These notable heart failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has heart failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.
  • Lena Horne
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    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood. Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963 and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more...  more
    • Age: Died at 93 (1917-2010)
    • Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, USA

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  • Isaac Asimov
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    Isaac Asimov (; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the "Foundation" series, the first three books of which won the one-time Hugo Award...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

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  • Greer Garson
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    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1904-1996)
    • Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American fast-food tycoon. He joined the California company McDonald's in 1954, after the McDonald brothers had franchised 6 locations out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino. This set the stage for national expansion with the help of Kroc, eventually leading to a global franchise, making it the most successful fast food corporation in the world. Kroc was included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century, and amassed a fortune during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his death in 1984....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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