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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 glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive dark blue eyes, which famously appeared to be violet. National Velvet was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8, played the title role in Cleopatra, and married her co-star Richard Burton. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

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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 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians: One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians." In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

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

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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 history, and, due to the dramatic tinges surrounding his life, in the latter part of 20th century he was one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing generational gap and youth counterculture. He was also well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, USA

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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 film Stand by Me, the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the independent adult drama My Own Private Idaho. Phoenix's rise to fame led to his status as a "teen sensation". Phoenix began acting at age 10 in television commercials. He appeared in diverse roles, making his first notable appearance in the 1986 film Stand by Me, a coming-of-age film based on a novella by Stephen King. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 23 (1970-1993)

Birthplace: Madras, Oregon, United States of America

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