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Famous People who Died from Cirrhosis of the Liver

Famous Cirrhosis of the Liver Victims

List of Deaths from Cirrhosis of the Liver

  • 1640-02-08 Murad IV, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1623-40) who conquered Baghdad, dies from cirrhosis in Istanbul at 27
  • 1869-10-08 Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), dies from severe cirrhosis of the liver, at 64
  • 1910-06-05 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), dies of cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes complications and an enlarged heart at 47
  • 1921-04-20 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter ("Pretty Baby"), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 38
  • 1930-10-15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 64
  • 1938-11-10 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57
  • 1940-06-07 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), dies of cirrhosis at 39
  • 1941-10-09 Helen Morgan, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Show Boat), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 41
  • 1942-05-29 John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
  • 1942-06-02 (Roland) "Bunny" Berigan, American session and big band jazz trumpeter (Paul Whiteman; Benny Goodman - "King Porter Stomp"; Tommy Dorsey - "Marie"), vocalist, and bandleader ("I Can't Get Started"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 33
  • 1958-11-17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45
  • 1959-07-17 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], American jazz singer ("I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"; "Strange Fruit"), and songwriter ("God Bless The Child"; "Lady Sings the Blues"), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 44
  • 1963-02-19 Bartolomé "Beny" Moré, Cuban guaracha and mambo singer, guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies of liver cirrhosis at 43
  • 1967-03-17 Richard Reeves, American character actor (The Adventures of Superman; Date With an Angel), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 54
  • 1967-04-22 Tom Conway {Sanders], British radio and screen actor (The Falcon's Brother; I Cheated The Law; The Betty Hutton Show), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 62
  • 1969-10-23 Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter ("It's All In The Game"), dies from complications of cirrhosis of the liver at 47
  • 1972-11-24 Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 52
  • 1972-12-20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), dies of cirrhosis at 72
  • 1973-02-20 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), dies from Laennec's cirrhosis at 60
  • 1973-08-11 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), dies of cirrhosis, at 38
  • 1983-07-29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • 1983-11-15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 71
  • 1985-10-06 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning bandleader, conductor, and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), dies of complications from cirrhosis of the liver at 64
  • 1986-07-13 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana; Malo; Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45
  • 1989-08-11 John Meillon, Australian actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies of cirrhosis at 55
  • 1989-12-26 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65
  • 1990-07-15 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 73
  • 1992-01-25 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • 1995-03-06 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican ska and reggae singer ("Cool Operator"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 46
  • 1996-07-16 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 47
  • 1996-09-25 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • 1996-10-11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • 1997-01-20 Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
  • 2001-07-05 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2003-05-11 Noel Redding, English bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 57
  • 2003-08-18 Tony Jackson, British bass player (The Searchers, 1962-64 - "Sugar And Spice"), dies from a combination of diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver at 65
  • 2011-02-26 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), dies from cirrhosis at 60
  • 2014-10-14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55