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Unfortunately, many celebrities have developed cirrhosis due to unhealthy habits. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes had cirrhosis. Many of these celebrities developed cirrhosis as a result of years of heavy drinking. One famous singer stopped consuming alcohol at the time of her diagnosis, but the damage was already done.

Who is the most famous person with cirrhosis? Jimi Hendrix tops our list. Jimi Hendrix's drug and alcohol habits reportedly led to him developing cirrhosis of the liver. His mother was also diagnosed with cirrhosis and only lived to be in her mid-30s. Jack Kerouac's death at age 47 was determined to be the result of an internal hemorrhage caused by cirrhosis. Morgan Spurlock, producer of the hit documentary Super Size Me, actually developed cirrhosis from eating McDonald's three times a day, every day, for 30 days. Luckily, because he reversed his diet, he survived. 

Several famous women also had cirrhosis. Billie Holiday was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 1959. She stopped drinking to slow the progression of the disease, but she died later that year. Margaret Lockwood died as the result of cirrhosis of the liver on July 15, 1990. She was 73 years old. Grace Metalious died from cirrhosis of the liver on February 25, 1964. She was 30 years old.

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Famous People with Cirrhosis
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Jimi Hendrix's drug and alcohol habits reportedly led to him developing cirrhosis of the liver. His mother was also diagnosed with cirrhosis and only lived to be in her mid-30s.

Age: Died at 28 (1942-1970)

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous People with Cirrhosis
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Jack Kerouac's death at age 47 was determined to be the result of an internal hemorrhage caused by cirrhosis.

Age: Died at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Famous People with Cirrhosis
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Billie Holiday was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 1959. She stopped drinking to slow the progression of the disease, but she died later that year.

Age: Died at 44 (1915-1959)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous People with Cirrhosis
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John Cassavetes died as the result of cirrhosis of the liver in 1989. He was 59 years old.

Age: Died at 60 (1929-1989)

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

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