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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.
Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Giant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Place in the Sun

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1937-2008)

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

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Dogma, Cars, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and performances, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music ...more

Age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Cast Away, The Doors, Minions, Girl, Interrupted

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River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Heart Failure
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River Jude Phoenix was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Summer Phoenix, and Liberty Phoenix. Phoenix's work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the science fiction adventure film Explorers, the coming-of-age ...more

Age: Died at 23 (1970-1993)

Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Guitarist, Environmentalist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Stand by Me, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, My Own Private Idaho, The Mosquito Coast

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