Famous People who Died of a Cardiac Arrest

Famous Cardiac Arrests

List of Deaths from Cardiac Arrest

  • 1944-12-02 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), dies of cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1946-11-14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • 1963-09-03 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander, Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • 1969-10-28 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • 1973-04-13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1977-05-26 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • 1977-11-05 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51
  • 1979-11-05 Amedeo Nazzari [Buffa], Italian actor (Nights of Cabiria; Chains; Caravaggio), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • 1981-04-12 Joe Louis, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66
  • 1982-01-19 Elis Regina (Costa), Brazilian pop-samba-bossa nova singer ("Arrastão" - "Pull the Trawling Net"), dies from cardiac arrest after consuming alcohol, cocaine and tranquilizers at 36
  • 1982-05-29 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • 1984-05-02 Jack Barry, american game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies of cardiac arrest at 66
  • 1984-12-24 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
  • 1984-12-28 Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1986-12-01 Bobby Layne, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL champion 1952-53, 57; 6 x Pro Bowl; Detroit Lions), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1990-05-28 Julius Eastman, American pianist, vocalist, and minimalist composer (The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc; Gay Guerrilla), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • 1990-07-23 Joe Turner, American jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1991-05-26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 1991-10-24 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • 1992-05-02 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • 1992-08-05 Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (Toto - "Rosanna"; "Africa"), dies of cardiac arrest at 38
  • 1993-06-02 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10 x MLB All Star; 5 × World Series champion; NL batting champion 1939; 4 × NL HR leader; St. Louis Cardinals, NY Giants, NY Yankees), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • 1993-06-15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • 1993-07-26 Matthew Ridgway, American general (World War II, Korean War, NATO Supreme Commander) and Chief of Staff of the US Army (1953-55), dies of cardiac arrest at 98
  • 1993-10-28 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Company), philanthropist (Independent Aid; Doris Duke Foundation), and socialite,, dies of cardiac arrest following a stroke at 80
  • 1993-12-22 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • 1994-04-06 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist and architect (Amsterdam), dies of cardiac arrest at 54
  • 1994-11-30 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1995-07-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • 1996-03-27 Howie Wyeth, American drummer and pianist (Bob Dylan; Robert Gordon; Christine Lavin), dies of cardiac arrest at 51
  • 1996-05-28 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • 1997-05-14 Thelma Carpenter, American radio and jazz band singer (Coleman Hawkins; Count Basie), and stage and screen actress (Hello, Dolly!; Barefoot In The Park (TV); The Wiz (film)), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • 1997-08-16 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani qawwal (Sufi devotional music) vocalist, and composer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 1997-09-05 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • 1998-04-28 Ramakant Desai, Indian cricket fast bowler (28 Tests, 74 wickets, 1 x 50; Bombay), dies from cardiac arrest at 58
  • 1998-10-11 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), dies from cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2000-01-26 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), dies of cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2000-07-15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2001-09-13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • 2002-07-20 Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2003-01-12 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), dies of cardiac arrest at 53
  • 2003-11-17 Surjit Bindrakhia [Bains], Punjabi Bhangra singer ("Lakk Tunoo Tunoo"), dies of cardiac arrest at 41
  • 2005-08-21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2007-01-27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • 2007-12-29 Phil O'Donnell, Scottish soccer midfielder (1 cap; Motherwell, Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday; PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year 1992, 94), dies from cardiac arrest while playing at 35
  • 2008-05-15 Walt Dickerson, American jazz vibraphone player, and composer ("To My Queen"), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • 2009-03-06 David Williams, American R&B, pop and rock session and touring guitarist (Michael Jackson; Madonna; Rod Stewart; Bryan Ferry), dies of cardiac arrest following a stroke at 58
  • 2009-05-03 Ram Shewalkar, Indian Marathi writer, cardiac arrest.(b.1931)
  • 2009-06-25 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, dancer and King of Pop ("Thriller"; "Billie Jean"; "Bad"), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 2010-01-11 Georgy Garanian, Armenian-Russian jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer, dies of cardiac arrest at 75
  • 2010-07-09 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • 2011-12-16 Daniel "Dan" Frazer, American actor (Kojak, Take the Money and Run), dies from cardiac arrest at 90
  • 2012-03-25 Bert Sugar, American sports writer (editor / publisher The Ring magazine; Sting like a Bee; The Ageless Warrior), dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2012-08-17 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, dies from cardiac arrest at 67
  • 2013-04-16 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2013-07-25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2014-06-09 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2014-07-14 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2015-03-20 Perro Aguayo, Jr., Mexican wrestler (CMLL), dies of cardiac arrest in the ring at 35
  • 2015-05-16 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang: The Kite), dies of cardiac arrest at 42
  • 2016-10-24 Pete Burns, English singer (Dead or Alive, "Spin Me Round"), dies of a cardiac arrest at 57
  • 2017-01-11 François Van der Elst, Belgian soccer winger (44 caps; Anderlecht, West Ham Utd), dies from cardiac arrest at 62
  • 2017-03-03 René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2017-04-21 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), dies from cardiac arrest at 44
  • 2018-03-04 Davide Astori, Italian footballer (Milan), dies from cardiac arrest at 31
  • 2018-09-06 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2019-02-03 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies from cardiac arrest at 88
  • 2019-02-10 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2019-03-25 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), dies of cardiac arrest at 81
  • 2019-06-29 Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies of cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2019-09-06 Abdul Qadir, Pakistani cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • 2019-11-20 Michael J Pollard [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), dies from cardiac arrest at 80
  • 2020-03-09 Keith Olsen, American rock record producer and sound engineer (Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac; Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station; Joe Walsh - The Confessor), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2020-04-30 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), dies from cardiac arrest at 82
  • 2020-09-24 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), dies from cardiac arrest at 59
  • 2020-12-23 Leslie West [Weinstein], American rock guitarist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"; "Theme for an Imaginary Western"), dies of cardiac arrest at 75
  • 2021-04-29 Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), dies from cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2021-12-25 Tifini Hale, American pop singer (Party - "Rodeo"; "That's Why"), dies of cardiac arrest at 46
  • 2022-05-17 Shiv Kumar Sharma, Indian santoor (100-string dulcimer-like instrument) master, and composer, dies of cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2022-10-18 Ole Ellefsæter, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 50km & 4×10km relay 1968; World C'ship gold 4×10km relay 1966), dies from cardiac arrest at 83