Recent Celebrities Who Have Passed Away from Heart Complications and Why It is So Common

2016 has been a year of loss for many well-known names in literature, music, television, and film. What is the connection between celebrity deaths and our own health concerns?

Many of the beloved names and faces that passed away were in their 40s or older, which is when the risk of heart disease increases. A few notable names of celebrities that have passed away from heart-related complications are Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, Alan Thicke, and George Michaels.