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4 Apr 1841 U.S. President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia one month after taking office. He caught cold giving his inaugural address in wet weather.
20 Nov 1910 Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy dies of pneumonia at Astapovo Railway Station, during an attempt to satisfy his wanderlust.
3 Jul 1989 Actor Jim Backus, millionaire Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island, dies of pneumonia and Parkinson's, St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica CA.
17 Mar 1992 Big band leader Lawrence Welk dies of pneumonia at his home in Santa Monica. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.
11 Feb 1998 Nazi SS doctor Dr. Josef Issels, holistic doctor that treated Bob Marley in Bavaria, dies of pneumonia in California.
27 Mar 2002 Writer and director Billy Wilder dies at age 95 of pneumonia at his home in Beverly Hills.
30 Aug 2003 Actor Charles Bronson (born Charles Buchinski) dies of pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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