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List of pneumonia victims

In alphabetical order, this is a list of people who died of pneumonia.

Note: Since Pneumonia is such a common disease, this list will never be complete.

Name Profession Date of Death Notes
Fred Astaire (born Frederic Austerlitz) Actor/Singer/Dancer June 22 1987 Died at age 88 in Los Angeles, California. Interred at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA (the same cemetery where long time dance partner, Ginger Rogers was also laid to rest)
Jim Backus Actor July 3 1989 Millionaire Thurston Howell, III, on Gilligan's Island; died at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica CA.
Charles Bronson (born Charles Buchinski) Actor August 30 2003 Died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
James Brown Singer December 25 2006 "The Godfather of Soul" died at age 73 in Atlanta, Georgia, hospitalized the previous day with "severe pneumonia".
Travis Bursik Musician January 20 2007 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Calamity Jane (born Martha Jane Canary-Burke) Sharpshooter, Wild West Show Entertainer August 1 1903 In accord with Jane's dying wishes, she was buried next to Wild Bill Hickok.
Dick Curtis Actor January 2 1952 Died at age 49. Character actor best known for his villianous roles in Three Stooges films such as Crash Goes the Hash and Yes, We Have No Bonanza.
Nicole DeHuff Actress February 16 2005 Died at age 31. DeHuff had visited a hospital twice shortly before her death, but was sent home both times.
Donald Paige Frary Professor, Author April 8 1919 Died at age 25 while attending the Paris Peace Conference, 1919.
Frank Gorshin Actor, Impressionist May 17 2005 The show biz veteran best known as The Riddler to TV's Batman and as Bele on Star Trek also succumbed to lung cancer and emphysema.
William Henry Harrison 9th U.S. President April 4 1841 Died one month after taking office. He caught a cold giving his inaugural address in wet weather.
Jim Henson Puppeteer/film producer May 16 1990 Creator of the Muppets and founder of The Jim Henson Company; died at age 53 in New York City.
Rochelle Hudson Actress January 17 1972 Best remembered as: Natalie Wood's mother in Rebel Without A Cause (1955); Richard Cromwell 's love interest in the Will Rogers showcase Life Begins at 40 (1935); and the daughter of carnival barker W.C. Fields in Poppy (1936).
Josef Issels Doctor February 11 1998 Holistic doctor that treated Bob Marley in Bavaria; died in California.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson Confederate Lieutenant General May 10 1863 Famous Confederate general; shot in friendly fire incident during the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2; caught pneumonia during recovery, died eight days later from complications.
Bert Lahr Actor December 4 1967 Died in New York City at age 72.
Franz Liszt Musician July 31, 1886 Died in Bayreuth aged 74 after contracting pneumonia during a festival held there in honour of Richard Wagner.
Freddie Mercury Musician November 24, 1991 A little over 24 hours after issuing a statement to the press he died at his home in Kensington, London, England at the age of 45. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS
Léon Minkus Famous Czech composer of ballet music for the Russian Imperial Ballet December 7 1917 Died at age 91 in Vienna, Austria
Bruce Paltrow T.V. and film producer October 3 2002 The father of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and husband of actress Blythe Danner, died from complications of oral cancer and pneumonia. He was best known for his work on The White Shadow, St. Elsewhere, and Duets.
Charles Nelson Riley American actor, comedian, director May 25 2007 Died at 76 in Beverly Hills, California.
Luciano Pavarotti Italian tenor September 6 2007 Pavarotti died in Modena, Italy of pneumonia resulting from pancreatic cancer.
Carlos Eugenio Restrepo Restrepo Colombian President, journalist July 6 1937 President of Colombia from 1910 to 1914. He was born in Medellín, Antioquia, he was a lawyer, professor and journalist, and also served as Ambassador to the Holy See. He died in Medellín alongside his family.
Carl Schlechter Chessmaster December 27 1918 Drew a match for the world chess championship vs. Emanuel Lasker. Pneumonia was brought on by privations following World War I; according to some sources, death was due to starvation.
Chuck Schuldiner Singer for Death metal band Death December 13 2001 Schuldiner was diagnosed with brain cancer and received a chemotherapy drug to help with his therapy. As a side effect, the drug weakened Chuck. He died the same year he was diagnosed with cancer.
Will Shade Musician September 18 1966 Died at age 68 at John Gaston Hospital and was buried in Shelby County Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.
Beatrice Straight Actress April 7 2001 Died in Los Angeles at age 86.
Johann Strauss II Composer June 3 1899 Died at age 73 in Vienna.
Irving Thalberg MGM's "Boy Wonder" Movie Producer of the 1920s and 1930s September 14 1936 Afflicted with a weak heart, he died at his home on Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica with his wife, actress Norma Shearer at his side.
Leo Tolstoy Russian novelist November 20 1910 Died at Astapovo Railway Station, during an attempt to satisfy his wanderlust.
Harriet Tubman Slave who escaped to freedom March 10 1913
Lawrence Welk Big band leader March 17 1992 Died at his home in Santa Monica. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.
Billy Wilder Writer and director March 27 2002 Died at age 95 at his home in Beverly Hills.
Chris Wood Rock musician July 12 1983 Died at age 39 in Birmingham, England.
Shari Lewis ventriloquist and puppeteer March 2 1989 Died at age 65 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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