Celebrities Who Have Had a Heart Attack

  • Larry King Larry king, the famous talk show host suffered from a heart attack and was required to have a quintuple-bypass surgery in 1987. Luckily, his heart problem was successfully treated. After, King wrote a book named, Mr. King, You're having a Heart Attack: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life.
  • Brittany Murphy Heart attacks occur in young adults as well. Brittany Murphy was only 32 years old when she passed away from a heart attack in 2009. According to reports, Murphy fell into full cardiac arrest and by the time she arrived at the hospital, she was gone.
  • Dick Cheney Former vice president, Dick Cheney suffered from five heart attacks in 1978, at age 37. After these life-threatening incidents, he quit smoking and underwent many surgeries to repair his heart. During his period in office, his health problems raised questions of whether he was medically fit for his position as vice president of United States.
  • Alex Trebek

    Alex Trebek, the host of the popular TV game show Jeopardy, suffered from a heart attack at age 67 in 2007. According to reports, Trebek did not have any previous problems with his heart, so the heart attack came as a surprise to him and his family.

  • Bill Clinton Former president Bill Clinton was hospitalized with chest pain in February 2010. He had undergone a quadruple heart bypass in 2004 after his first minor heart attack. His representatives announced that his heart is in excellent health after his recent recovery.
  • Mother Teresa Mother Theresa, a humanitarian known for her charity work passed away from a heart attack at the age of 87, in 1997. She had survived two previous heart attacks, one in 1983 when visiting Pope John Paul II, and one in 1989 where she began to wear a pacemaker.
  • George Steinbrenner New York Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner died of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Tampa, Florida on July 13, 2010. Steinbrenner will be remembered for many things. Under his ownership, the Yankees won 11 pennants and seven World Series.