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Celebrities Who Died From Blood Clots

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that forms deep in a vein, typically in your leg. If the DVT clot breaks free and travels through your bloodstream it creates a life-threatening blockage in your lungs known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). In the US someone dies from a PE every five minutes. Blood clots can happen to anyone, including a few notable celebrities whom you may recognize.