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

This list has everything from Katharine Hepburn to Hedy Lamarr.

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

These notable natural causes deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has natural causes as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (395 items)
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and received four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in Hollywood history. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. After four years in the theatre, favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in the film ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Mayer and the studio cast her in glamorous parts alongside popular leading men, and promoted her as the "world's most beautiful woman." During her film career, Lamarr co-invented the technology for spread spectrum and frequency hopping communications with composer George Antheil. This new technology became ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Phyllis Diller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Phyllis Ada Driver, better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh. Diller's voice acting roles included the Queen in A Bug's Life, Granny Neutron in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Thelma Griffin in Family Guy, and various characters on Robot Chicken. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, USA

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Natural Causes
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America

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