|Pope Leo VIII dies of a paralytic stroke during intercourse with a married woman. He had been excommunicated the previous year, after being usurped by John XII.
|21 Jan 1924
|Vladimir Lenin dies from complications of several strokes.
|7 Feb 1979
|Nazi death doctor Josef Mengele dies of a stroke while swimming, Bertioga Brazil.
|22 Nov 1980
|Actress Mae West dies after suffering several strokes, at her Hollywood, CA, home.
|24 Nov 1980
|Actor George Raft, who had Mafia connections and generally played gangsters, dies of a stroke. He also suffered from leukemia.
|22 Apr 1994
|Former President Richard M. Nixon dies of complications from a stroke, New York City. Between the stroke and his death he suffered paralysis, inability to speak, and swelling of the brain. Buried at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda CA.
|21 Feb 2005
|Televangelist Dr. Gene Scott dies of a stroke in Los Angeles.