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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 ...more

Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia, The African Queen, On Golden Pond

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#9 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#1 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#92 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

#9 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1914-2000)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Pin-up girl, Inventor, Scientist, Actor, Engineer

Credits: Samson and Delilah, Ecstasy, The Strange Woman, Algiers

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: A Bug's Life, Who Killed the Electric Car?, The Aristocrats, The Match Game

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#41 on The Most Original Comedians

#1 on The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

Credits: The Miracle Worker, Deliverance, The Unconquered, Adventures from the Book of Virtues

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#14 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#23 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#42 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#85 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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