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

This list of septicemia victims features people like Christopher Reeve, Katrin Cartlidge, and William Henry Harrison.

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

These notable sepsis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has sepsis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Sepsis
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Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, and activist. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, in particular his motion picture portrayal of the comic book superhero Superman. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1952-2004)

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

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Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Sepsis
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Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway was an American actor known for his roles in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured in the first and second season of the reality television series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In May 2011 after ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1950-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Mary Wollstonecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Sepsis
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Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1759-1797)

Birthplace: Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom

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#85 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#28 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

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Reinhard Heydrich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Sepsis
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Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II, and one of the main architects of the Holocaust. He was SS-Obergruppenf├╝hrer and General der Polizei, chief of the Reich Main Security Office and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia. ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1904-1942)

Birthplace: Halle, Germany

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