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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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  • James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, down-to-earth persona, and authentic, everyman acting style, Stewart's film career spanned over 55 years and 80 films. With the strong morals he portrayed both on screen and in his personal life, Stewart epitomized the "American ideal" in the 20th-century United States. The characters he played spanned a wide range of subjects and appealed to large audiences. His emotional film performances contributed to his cinematic acclaim. Stewart began his career as a performer on Broadway which earned him a...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)
    • Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    • Age: Dec. at 47 (1907-1954)
    • Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico

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    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1917-2006)
    • Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
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  • Alexander Gordon Jump (April 1, 1932 – September 22, 2003) 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. Jump's most memorable guest starring role was on a two-part episode of the 1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, in which he portrayed a pedophile who attempts to molest main characters Arnold and his friend, Dudley. He also played the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances, from 1989 until his retirement from the role in July 2003....  more
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    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America