Actor Leslie Nielsen is dead at 84 after battling complications with pneumonia. He’s hardly the only celebrity who died from the diagnosis. Which stars are dead from pneumonia and what company does Leslie Nielsen find himself in from the unfortunate condition?
Leslie Nielsen Dead at 84, Other Stars Who Died of Pneumonia
Famous actors who have died at an older age from pneumonia are actors Fred Estaire, Charles Brosnan, John Forsythe, and comedian Bob Hope. That’s just the tip of the iceberg as many celebrities as famous as Leslie Nielsen have died from not only pneumonia, but other contributing factors.
Stars Who Died With Other Contributing Factors In Addition to Pneumonia
Just last year Brittany Murphy died after fighting pneumonia, but she also had intoxicating drugs in her system combined with anemia. Singer, Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45 due to issues with bronchial pneumonia in addition to AIDS.
More Celebrities Who Died of Pneumonia Like Actor, Leslie Nielsen
Another notable actor who died of pneumonia like Leslie Nielsen, was John Backus who played millionaire, Thurston Howell III on “Gilligan’s Island.”
Dick Curtis, who played a funny but villainous character in the “Three Stooges” died at 49 from complications related to pneumonia.
Christian Brando, son of Marlon Brando died from the condition as well. He was only 49 at the time.
Calamity Jane, a Wild West Entertainer died from pneumonia and was interestingly buried next to Wild Bill Hickok. It was her dying wish.
Singer, James Brown who was considered the “Godfather of Soul” died from “severe pneumonia.” He was hospitalized for the condition, but died at 72 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Other musicians dead as the result of pneumonia are Bernard Edwards (bassist for group Chic and worked with Rod Stewart and Diana Ross), Raymond Barbieri, Allen Collins, John Martyn, Chris Wood, Will Shade, and Fran Liszt.
Leslie Nielsen Joins List of Stars Who Died From Pneumonia
Actor Leslie Nielsen will be fondly remembered for his comedic talent and acting abilities in a wide genre of films. He’s in the company of many fine talents who died of pneumonia or complications from the condition. We lost an amazing actor who defined hilarity and great acting in its greatest form.