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Famous people who died from a heart attack.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died from a heart attack.

This list is ordered by the person's date of death.

Diego Maradona

Soccer player. Deceased
Died on November 25th, 2020
Died at the age of 60

Peter Mayhew

Actor. Deceased
Died on April 30th, 2019
Died at the age of 74

Burt Reynolds

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 6th, 2018
Died at the age of 82

Frank Vincent

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 13th, 2017
Died at the age of 80

John Heard

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 21st, 2017
Died at the age of 71

Big Black

TV personality. Deceased
Died on May 9th, 2017
Died at the age of 45

Jonah Lomu

Rugby player. Deceased
Died on November 18th, 2015
Died at the age of 40

The Ultimate Warrior

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on April 8th, 2014
Died at the age of 54

Viscera

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on February 18th, 2014
Died at the age of 43

James Gandolfini

Actor. Deceased
Died on June 19th, 2013
Died at the age of 51

Robert F. Chew

Actor. Deceased
Died on January 17th, 2013
Died at the age of 52

Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 3rd, 2012
Died at the age of 54

Zyzz

Bodybuilder. Deceased
Died on August 5th, 2011
Died at the age of 22

Randy Savage

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on May 20th, 2011
Died at the age of 58

Umaga

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on December 4th, 2009
Died at the age of 36

Billy Mays

Television personality. Deceased
Died on June 28th, 2009
Died at the age of 50

Slobodan Milošević

Yugoslav and Serbian politician. Deceased
Died on March 11th, 2006
Died at the age of 64

John Spencer

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 16th, 2005
Died at the age of 58

Richard Pryor

Comedian. Deceased
Died on December 10th, 2005
Died at the age of 65

Luther Vandross

Singer. Deceased
Died on July 1st, 2005
Died at the age of 54

Big Boss Man

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on September 22nd, 2004
Died at the age of 41

John Ritter

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 11th, 2003
Died at the age of 54

The British Bulldog

Wrestler. Deceased
Died on May 18th, 2002
Died at the age of 39

Walter Matthau

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 1st, 2000
Died at the age of 79

Big Pun

Rapper. Deceased
Died on February 7th, 2000
Died at the age of 28

Stanley Kubrick

Film director. Deceased
Died on March 7th, 1999
Died at the age of 70

Frank Sinatra

Singer. Deceased
Died on May 14th, 1998
Died at the age of 82

Tiny Tim

Singer. Deceased
Died on November 30th, 1996
Died at the age of 64

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist. Deceased
Died on August 9th, 1995
Died at the age of 53

John Candy

Actor. Deceased
Died on March 4th, 1994
Died at the age of 43

Reggie Lewis

NBA player. Deceased
Died on July 27th, 1993
Died at the age of 27

Ruhollah Khomeini

Iranian Supreme Leader. Deceased
Died on June 3rd, 1989
Died at the age of 86

Roy Orbison

Singer. Deceased
Died on December 6th, 1988
Died at the age of 52

Heather O'Rourke

American child actress. Deceased
Died on February 1st, 1988
Died at the age of 12

Lee Marvin

American actor. Deceased
Died on August 29th, 1987
Died at the age of 63

Bill Shankly

Soccer manager. Deceased
Died on September 29th, 1981
Died at the age of 68

Elvis Presley

Singer. Deceased
Died on August 16th, 1977
Died at the age of 42

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader. Deceased
Died on September 9th, 1976
Died at the age of 82

Lyndon B. Johnson

US President. Deceased
Died on January 22nd, 1973
Died at the age of 64

J. Edgar Hoover

The first Director of the FBI. Deceased
Died on May 2nd, 1972
Died at the age of 77

Louis Armstrong

Musician. Deceased
Died on July 6th, 1971
Died at the age of 69

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer. Deceased
Died on January 10th, 1971
Died at the age of 87

Clark Gable

Actor. Deceased
Died on November 16th, 1960
Died at the age of 59

Mark Twain

Author. Deceased
Died on April 21st, 1910
Died at the age of 74

Grover Cleveland

US President. Deceased
Died on June 24th, 1908
Died at the age of 71

Rutherford B. Hayes

US President. Deceased
Died on January 17th, 1893
Died at the age of 70

Statistics.

A few statistics about the people above.

  • Using the list above, the average age for a celebrity to die from a heart attack is 58.
  • The median age is 58.5.
  • Men made up the majority of the heart attack deaths. 96% of these deaths were male, whereas only 4% were female.

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