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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 struggles. Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend in cinema history by the American Film Institute. He was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#10 on The Best Actors in Film History

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#3 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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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 depiction of the female experience and form. Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb". Frida rejected the "surrealist" label; she ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 47 (1907-1954)

Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

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#4 on The Best LGBTQ+ Painters Of All Time

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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 mid-1940s when she was paired with actor Van Johnson in five films. In 1951, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in Too Young to Kiss. From 1959 to 1961, she hosted and occasionally starred in her own anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, which aired on CBS. In the 1970s, she returned to the stage starring in Forty Carats and No, No, Nanette. In 1982, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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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 appliances, from 1989 until his retirement from the role in July 2003. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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