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

Everything from James Stewart to Derrick Thomas is included on this list.

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

These notable pulmonary embolism deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has pulmonary embolism as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pulmonary Embolism
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the American middle class man with everyday life ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television director, Military Officer, Actor

Credits: Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life, Vertigo, Anatomy of a Murder

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Frida Kahlo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pulmonary Embolism
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Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1907-1954)

Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Painter

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June Allyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pulmonary Embolism
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June Allyson was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer and singer. Allyson began her career as a dancer on Broadway in 1938. She signed with MGM in 1943, and rose to fame the following year in Two Girls and a Sailor. Allyson's "girl next door" image was solidified during the ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1917-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Actor

Credits: Words and Music, Good News, The Glenn Miller Story, The Stratton Story, Little Women, + more

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Gordon Jump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pulmonary Embolism
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Alexander Gordon Jump was an American actor best known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and the incompetent "Chief of Police Tinkler" in the sitcom Soap. He also played the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: WKRP in Cincinnati, The Fury, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Moving, The Small One, + more

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