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The holidays are supposed to be a happy and fun time, but nobody can ignore the fact that people pass away even on Christmas day. There are many celebrities who have died on Dec. 25 throughout the years. Some of them left this world from old age, illness or an accidental death. Others took their own lives and then there are those who were tragically killed.

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An article in the Social Science & Medicine journal stated that there is a spike in deaths during the holidays. Official death certificates in the United States were analyzed and it was discovered that between 1979 and 2004 there was an excess of 42,325 natural deaths around Christmas. Celebrities are not immune to this phenomenon.

While it is a depressing thought, there are those who are curious about celebrities who have died on Christmas or who want to take the time to remember the impact they had on the world. Many of the celebs listed did more than just act or sing. Some of them went on to work regular jobs, learned new skills and one even developed business and political communication methods that are still in use today. Click through the list to see a few of the celebrities who died on Christmas day and learn about their lives.

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