List of famous people who died of malnutrition, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from malnutrition 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 malnutrition, including actors, musicians and athletes.
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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from malnutrition?" and "Which famous people died due to malnutrition?"These notable malnutrition deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has malnutrition as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (5 items)
Regarded as one of the most influential authors of the post humorous genre of the 20th century, H.P. Lovecraft was best known for his celebrated work, The Call of Cthulu. Lovecraft never was able to make earn enough from his writing to live off of, and while he had an inheritance, he had spent nearly all of it by his last years. He would rather suss what little money he had to spend on mailing letters than food, and once he was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestine in 1936, he had little left to eat, causing him to die of malnutrition.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft —known as H. P. Lovecraft—was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. His father was confined to a mental institution when Lovecraft was three years old. His grandfather, a wealthy businessman, enjoyed storytelling and was an early influence. Intellectually precocious but sensitive, Lovecraft began composing rudimentary horror tales by the age of eight, but suffered ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 47 (1890-1937)
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
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One of the most important and influential logicians in history, Kurt Gödel had an obsession with people poisoning him, and would therefore refuse to eat any food that wasn't made by his wife, Adele. Unfortunately, she became sick and was hospitalized for six months. Unable to feed him, Gödel refused to eat anything, starving himself to death. He weighed only 65 (About 30 kg) pounds when he died.
Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians in history, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century, a time when others such as Bertrand Russell, A. N. Whitehead, and David Hilbert were pioneering the use of logic and set theory to understand the foundations of mathematics. Gödel published his two incompleteness theorems in 1931 when he was 25 years old, one year after finishing his doctorate at the University of Vienna. The first incompleteness theorem states that for any self-consistent recursive ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 72 (1906-1978)
Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republicsee more on Kurt Gödel
Marie Prevost, a famous silent film actor from the 1910's, 20's and 30's, became a severe alcoholic and began gaining weight dramatically after her mother died in 1926 and after being let go from Warner Brothers. Her weight gain kept Prevost from snagging lead roles, and her declining career only made the weight gain and drinking worse. She began to crash diet to be accepted for small bits, and died from starvation and acute alcoholism in 1937 at the age of 38.
Marie Prevost was a Canadian-born film actress. During her twenty-year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures. Prevost began her career during the silent film era. She was discovered by Mack Sennett who signed her to contract and made her one of his "Bathing Beauties" in the late 1910s. Prevost appeared in dozens of Sennett's short comedy films before moving on to feature length films for Universal. In 1922, she signed with Warner Bros. where her career flourished as a leading lady. She was a favorite of director Ernst Lubitsch who cast her in three of his comedy films; The Marriage Circle, Three Women and Kiss Me Again. After being let go by Warner Bros. in early 1926, Prevost's ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 39 (1898-1937)
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canadasee more on Marie Prevost
Juan Sebastián Elcano was a famous Spanish explorer in the 16th century, who completed the first circumnavigation around the globe in 1522. In 1525, he set sail on the Loaisa Expedition, destined for the East Indies. It was in the Pacific Ocean that he and several other crew members died of malnutrition.
Juan Sebastián Elcano was a Spanish Basque explorer who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth. After Magellan's death in the Philippines, Elcano took command of the nau Victoria from the Moluccas to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 50 (1476-1526)
Birthplace: Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spainsee more on Juan Sebastián Elcano