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

People on this list include Marlon Brando and Tupac Shakur.

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

These notable respiratory failure deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has respiratory failure as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. {#nodes}
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Respiratory Failure
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Marlon Brando, Jr. was an American actor and film director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman, On the Waterfront

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Respiratory Failure
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Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits ...more

Age: Died at 25 (1971-1996)

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

Profession: Record producer, Poet, Songwriter, Rapper, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, Blood Diamond, Training Day, 8 Mile

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Jane Russell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Respiratory Failure
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Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, was an American film actress, and was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947 Russell delved into music before returning to films. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1921-2011)

Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Fate Is the Hunter, Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz, Worst in Show

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Eva Gabor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Respiratory Failure
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Eva Gabor was a Hungarian-born American socialite and actress. She was widely known for her role on the 1965 to 1971 television sitcom Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's character, Oliver Wendell Douglas. She voiced "Duchess" in the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats, and Miss ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Socialite, Businessperson, Musician, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The AristoCats, The Rescuers, The Rescuers Down Under, Gigi

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