Upon reading this...

(Science Daily) A study by researchers at the UCLA Stroke Center found that stroke and cardiovascular disease have exacted an enormous toll on Hollywood stars.

The team investigated the frequency and impact of stroke among best actor and best actress Oscar nominees from 1927 through 2009... Of the 409 actors and actresses nominated over the 82-year period:

* 30 (7.3 percent) suffered strokes and 39 (9.5 percent) suffered heart attacks.

...I thought of this:

Redd Foxx did eventually die of a heart attack. Indeed, it happened on the set for the TV show The Royal Family. When the heart attack hit, people on the set thought he was entertaining them with his classic "I'm coming, Elizabeth!" routine. Fiction and reality blended at Fred/Redd's end.