Famous People Who Died of Sepsis

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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 thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 spending just over two weeks in the hospital, Conaway died at the age of 60 due to complications related to pneumonia and the degenerative brain condition known as encephalopathy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 Woman, in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships, received more attention than her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 38 (1759-1797)

Birthplace: Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom

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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-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei, chief of the Reich Main Security Office and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia. Heydrich served as president of the ICPC and chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which formalised plans for the "final solution to the Jewish Question"—the deportation and genocide of all Jews in German-occupied territory. Historians regard him as the darkest figure within the Nazi elite; Adolf Hitler described him as "the man with the iron heart". He was the founding head of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 38 (1904-1942)

Birthplace: Halle, Germany

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