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Famous People Who Died of Pulmonary Embolism

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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. 
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    Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor. Myers was the former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a group which included dancers/background vocalists G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell). The group maintained a sizable audience in the United States through most of the 1990s. The five albums the group released were produced by Teddy Riley, Marley Marl, DJ Premier, his cousin Pete Rock, and Eddie F.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1967-2011)
    • Birthplace: Mandeville, Jamaica

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    Gerry Eastman Studds (; May 12, 1937 – October 14, 2006) was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1973 until 1997. He was the first openly gay member of Congress. In 1983 he was censured by the House of Representatives after he admitted to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old page.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)
    • Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States of America
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    John Douglas Lord (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men. In 1968, Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band's most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continuous presence in the band during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord's retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1941-2012)
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    • Age: Dec. at 38 (1921-1959)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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