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Famous People Who Died of Myocardial Infarction

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra.

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

These notable myocardial infarction deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has myocardial infarction as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (1310 items)
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Myocardial Infarction
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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley, on rhythm acoustic guitar, and accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, was a pioneer of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Myocardial Infarction
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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. He 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. Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential American stand-up comics of all time, Carlin was dubbed by one newspaper to be "the dean of counterculture comedians".The first of Carlin's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Myocardial Infarction
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Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. But by the early 1950s his professional career had stalled and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Myocardial Infarction
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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor who is often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He began his career as an extra in Hollywood silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1930. He landed his first leading role in 1931, and was a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the following three decades. Gable was nominated for his starring role in Gone with the Wind (1939), as Rhett Butler opposite Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934), and was nominated for his role in Mutiny on the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 59 (1901-1960)

Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States of America

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