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Famous People Who Died of Stroke

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different victims of strokes, including Luke Perry, Bill Paxton, Cary Grant, Louis Pasteur, and Richard Nixon. 

This list, ranked loosely by popularity, answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from stroke?" and "Which famous people died due to stroke?"

These notable stroke deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has stroke 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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  • Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6] 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mid–1920s until 1953 as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952) and Premier (1941–1953). Initially presiding over a collective leadership as first among equals, by the 1930s he was the country's de facto dictator. A communist ideologically committed to the Leninist interpretation of Marxism, Stalin formalised these ideas as Marxism–Leninism, while his own policies are known as Stalinism. Born to a poor family in Gori in the Russian Empire (now Georgia), Stalin... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Gori, Georgia

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  • Melvin Jerome Blanc (; May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation. He voiced all of the major male Warner Bros. cartoon characters except for Elmer Fudd, whose voice was provided by fellow radio... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)
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  • Johann Sebastian Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Western art musical canon.The Bach family already counted several composers when Johann Sebastian was born as the last child of a city musician in Eisenach. After being orphaned at age 10, he lived for five years with his eldest brother Johann Christoph Bach, after... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

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  • Richard Nixon
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    Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th president of the United States from 1969 until 1974. The only president to resign the office, he had previously served as the 36th vice president of the United States from 1953 to 1961, and prior to that as both a U.S. representative and senator from California. Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate studies at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law. He and his wife Pat moved to Washington in 1942 to work for the federal government. He subsequently served on active duty... more on Wikipedia
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