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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. (142 items)
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 Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Vito Corleone in The Godfather, as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Julius Caesar, The Wild One, Reflections in a Golden Eye, Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now. Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements. He initially ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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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 are among the best selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

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

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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 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. After starring in multiple films in the 1950s, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960s. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career. Russell married three times, adopted three children, and in 1955 founded the World Adoption International Fund. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1921-2011)

Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, United States of America

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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 Bianca in Disney’s The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. Gabor was successful as an actress in film, on Broadway and on television. She was also a successful businessperson, marketing wigs, clothing, and beauty products. Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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