Here is a list of famous people who died of pneumonia. Death due to pneumonia has plagued mankind for ages. Only in the last 100 years has the number of deaths by pneumonia been reduced due to the proliferation of antibiotics. Did you know, the fatal pneumonia disease took away almost 17% of soldiers & people during Civil War? This list includes all people with pneumonia as cause of death along with our beloved celebrities who died of pneumonia.
Famous people on this list include Sister Sledge, Jim Henson, Bert Lahr, Bernard Edwards, and Bernie Mac.Who are some of the famous people who died from pneumonia? Take a look at this unfortunate list and you'll see what celebrities couldn't outrun this potentially deadly affliction.
Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Skiathos, Sporades, Greece, MagnesiaA very influential writer of the 19th century who never married and was referred to as the worldly monk.
Barney Battles, Sr.Dec. at 30 (1875-1905)
Birthplace: Glasgow, United KingdomBarney Battles (13 January 1875 – 17 February 1905) was a Scottish footballer, most notable... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: USA, New York, Old WestburyBeatrice Whitney Straight (August 2, 1914 – April 7, 2001) was an American theatre, film and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, United States of AmericaBassist for the disco group Chic and producer for songs by Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Sister Sledge died in Tokyo at age 43.
Birthplace: USA, Chicago, IllinoisHe suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but was reported that the pneumonia was not related to the disease. He died in a Chicago area hospital at the age of 50.
Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New YorkIrving Lahrheim (August 13, 1895 – December 4, 1967), known professionally as Bert Lahr, was... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, PolandBilly Wilder (; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Eltham, London, United KingdomBest remembered for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO tours entertaining American military personnel. He died at the age of 100.
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of AmericaDied at age 32 when she was subsequently transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, after 911 was called after she collapsed in her bathroom, where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:04 on Dec. 20, 2009 after going into full cardiac arrest. On February 4, 2010, the Los Angeles County coroner stated that the primary cause of Murphy's death was pneumonia, with secondary factors of iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication.
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkThe father of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and husband of actress Blythe Danner, died from complications of oral cancer and pneumonia. He was best known for his work on The White Shadow, St. Elsewhere, and Duets.
Birthplace: Princeton, MissouriIn accord with Jane's dying wishes, she was buried next to Wild Bill Hickok.
Birthplace: Vienna, AustriaDrew a match for the world chess championship vs. Emanuel Lasker. Pneumonia was brought on by privations following World War I; according to some sources, death was due to starvation.
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
President of Colombia from 1910 to 1914. He was born in Medellín, Antioquia, he was a lawyer, professor and journalist, and also served as Ambassador to the Holy See. He died in Medellín alongside his family.
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaDied at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Birthplace: South Bronx, New York, USACharles Nelson Reilly II (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey, USADied while in surgery to drain his lungs.
Birthplace: Pasadena, CaliforniaDied at age 39 in Birmingham, England.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaDied at the age of 49. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne.
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New YorkSchuldiner was diagnosed with brain cancer and received a chemotherapy drug to help with his therapy. As a side effect, the drug weakened Chuck. He died the same year he was diagnosed with cancer.
Birthplace: Newport, Kentucky, United States of AmericaDick Curtis (born Richard Dye, May 11, 1902 – January 3, 1952) was an American actor who made... more on Wikipedia
Donald Paige FraryDec. at 26 (1893-1919)Died at age 25 while attending the Paris Peace Conference, 1919.
Dr Henry Edward RobertsDied at the age of 68. Credited as the "father of the personal computer" by inventing the Altair 8800, a machine that sparked the home computer era, kicking starting the careers of Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. 
Birthplace: Kispest, Budapest, HungaryHe scored a remarkable 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary and 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues. Died at the age of 79.
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, PennsylvaniaThe show biz veteran best known as The Riddler to TV's Batman and as Bele on Star Trek also succumbed to lung cancer and emphysema.
Birthplace: Raiding, Austria, AustriaDied in Bayreuth aged 74 after contracting pneumonia during a festival held there in honour of Richard Wagner.