A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Most strokes are caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain.
Other strokes are caused by bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).
The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech.
The following celebrities died from the cause: Stroke.