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18 Famous People Whose Twin Siblings Died

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List of famous people whose twin sibling died, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people are twins. Unfortunately, a few celebrities who at one time had a twin sibling, had their twin die. Some of these famous people lost their twins at birth, while others lost their twin sibling later in life. One of the most famous singers of all time had a twin who died.

Who is the most famous person who had a twin sibling who died? Elvis Presley tops this list. Elvis Presley's twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. Actor Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined twin on his shoulder. The undeveloped fetus was removed when Garcia was a toddler.

Heather O'Rourke's twin brother was miscarried. Heather also died young, when, at age 12, she suffered a cardiac arrest after a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis. Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson's twin brother, Brandon, died the day they were born.

Do you think that these famous people were haunted by the death of their twins?

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  • Ed Sullivan
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    Ed Sullivan had a twin brother named Daniel who died a few months after they were born.

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    • Born: 1901-09-28
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Jim Broadbent
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    Jim Broadbent's twin sister died at birth.

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    • Born: 1949-05-24
    • Birthplace: Holton cum Beckering, United Kingdom

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  • Heather O'Rourke
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    Poltergeist actress Heather O'Rourke's twin brother was miscarried. Heather also died young when, at age 12, she suffered a cardiac arrest after a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis.

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    • Born: 1975-12-27
    • Birthplace: Santee, California, USA

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  • Diego Rivera
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    Artist Diego Rivera had a twin brother named Carlos, who died when they were two years old.

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    • Born: 1886
    • Birthplace: Guanajuato, Mexico

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