Famous People Who Died Of Cancer

Cancer has been known to be the #2nd biggest killer in developed countries while it takes the crown to become the #1 in the underdeveloped. Though there aren’t any ground breaking solutions for cancer, the latter stages of it can be prevented by early detections and medications. But the treatments that come with exorbitant bills prove to become unachievable for the under developing countries, which lead to massive death rates. Dig into the matter and cancer is mostly the consequence of poor diet and lifestyle habits, and also the lack of information regarding the symptoms. Cancer is deadly and can affect almost any part of the body and a very small percentage of it is caused by genetic links. Cancer never really goes well with anyone diagnosed with it, worst of which is when kids are affected. According to a source, more than 40 kids are diagnosed with cancer almost every day and is known to be the #1 cause of death in children. Switching gears and looking into the cause of deaths in the music and movie industry, there are a number of artists who have lost their battles against cancer. Though some of them recovered and were blessed to be given a second chance at life, actors like Paul Newman, Farah Fawcett, Alan Rickman, and Dennis Hopper, who were gone too soon due to cancer. Musicians like David Bowie, Bob Marley, and Frank Sinatra are few names who shook the music industry by their sudden deaths because of cancer. This isn’t it- keep reading and find out more about the life of these famous people who died of cancer.

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 1 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs.
30
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of Apple
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: October 5, 2011

 2 David Bowie

David Bowie.
28
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 3 Bob Marley

Bob Marley.
27
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: May 11, 1981
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra.
12
Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 14, 1998
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 5 Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze.
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: September 14, 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Walt Disney

Walt Disney.
9
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: December 15, 1966
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 7 John Wayne

John Wayne.
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: June 11, 1979
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud.
6
Famous As: Neurologist
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Příbor, Czechia
Died: September 23, 1939
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 9 George Harrison

George Harrison.
17
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 29, 2001
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett.
5
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Corpus Christi
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 Paul Newman

Paul Newman.
17
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: September 26, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft.
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Editor
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 15, 1937
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 13 Little Richard

Little Richard.
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, U.S.A
Died: May 9, 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan.
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Writer
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1996

 15 Philip II of Spain

Philip II of Spain.
4
Famous As: King of Spain
Birthdate: May 21, 1527
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pimentel Palace, Valladolid, Spain
Died: September 13, 1598

 16 Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist, Pianist
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: February 15, 1965

 17 Paul Allen

Paul Allen.
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Co-founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist
Birthdate: January 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle
Died: October 15, 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart.
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 1957

 19 Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti.
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena
Died: September 6, 2007

 20 Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort
Died: November 7, 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 Walter Payton

Walter Payton.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, Mississippi
Died: November 1, 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton.
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Piqua, Kansas, United States
Died: February 1, 1966

 23 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson.
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield
Died: May 24, 1995
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 24 Bob Ross

Bob Ross.
15
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: July 4, 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 25 George Gershwin

George Gershwin.
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 1937

 26 Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon.
3
Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: June 27, 2001

 27 Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 Dean Martin

Dean Martin.
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio
Died: December 25, 1995
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 29 Roger Moore

Roger Moore.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England
Died: May 23, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 30 Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz.
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2, 1986
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: April 16, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman.
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: May 27, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: April 12, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 34 Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: January 12, 2005

 35 John Hurt

John Hurt.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017

 36 Levon Helm

Levon Helm
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elaine
Died: April 19, 2012

 37 Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges.
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986

 38 Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy.
1
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: September 11, 1994
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 39 Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: November 10, 1992
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 40 John Cazale

John Cazale.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts
Died: March 12, 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Source of HeLa Cell Line
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4, 1951
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 42 Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Pianist and Bandleader
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: May 24, 1974

 43 Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: December 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belleville, Paris, France
Died: October 10, 1963

 44 Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer.
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: nta Monica, California, United States
Died: January 19, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 Marcheline Bertrand

Marcheline Bertrand.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Died: January 27, 2007

 46 Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Stefán Karl Stefánsson.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður
Died: August 21, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 47 David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George.
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorlton-on-Medlock
Died: March 26, 1945

 48 Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey.
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: March 2, 2008

 49 Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings.
0
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: August 7, 2005

 50 Tokugawa Ieyasu

Tokugawa Ieyasu.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: January 31, 1543
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Okazaki Castle, Mikawa (now Okazaki, Japan)
Died: June 1, 1616