Here are the names of the famous people who lost their battles against 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.
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
(Singer)

25 March 1942

American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

Stefán Karl StefánssonStefán Karl Stefánsson
(Actor)

10 July 1975

Icelander,American

Patrick SwayzePatrick Swayze
(Actor)

18 August 1952

American

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
(Singer and Actor)

12 December 1915

American

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

British

Bob MarleyBob Marley
(Singer)

06 February 1945

Jamaican

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

British

Walt DisneyWalt Disney

05 December 1901

American

John Wayne John Wayne
(Actor, Director, Producer)

26 May 1907

American

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

British

Paul NewmanPaul Newman
(Actor)

26 January 1925

American

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett
(Actress)

02 February 1947

American

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
(Writer)

20 August 1890

American

Dean MartinDean Martin
(Actor, Comedian, Singer)

07 June 1917

American

Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart
(Actor)

25 December 1899

American

Andy KaufmanAndy Kaufman
(Entertainer)

17 January 1949

American

Michael LandonMichael Landon
(Actor)

31 October 1936

American

Bea ArthurBea Arthur
(Actress)

13 May 1922

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

American

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

American

Syd BarrettSyd Barrett
(Singer-songwriter)

06 January 1946

British

Roger MooreRoger Moore
(Actor)

14 October 1927

British

John CazaleJohn Cazale
(Actor)

12 August 1935

American

Carl SaganCarl Sagan
(Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Writer)

09 November 1934

American

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

Cuban,American

Yul BrynnerYul Brynner
(Film & Stage Actor)

11 July 1920

Russian

Charlie MurphyCharlie Murphy
(Actor)

12 July 1959

American

John Hurt John Hurt
(Actor)

22 January 1940

British

Jack RubyJack Ruby
(Nightclub Operator)

25 March 1911

American

Philip II of SpainPhilip II of Spain
(King of Spain)

21 May 1527

Spanish

Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
(American actor)

08 February 1925

American

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

18 June 1942

American

Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer
(Actor)

07 February 1955

American

Gregg AllmanGregg Allman
(Singer, Guitarist)

08 December 1947

American

Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti

12 October 1935

Italian

Marcheline BertrandMarcheline Bertrand
(Actress)

09 May 1950

American

Allen LuddenAllen Ludden
(Game Show Host)

05 October 1917

American

Jackie GleasonJackie Gleason
(Comedian)

26 February 1916

American

Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness
(Actor)

02 April 1914

British

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
(Vocalist, Pianist)

17 March 1919

American

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(Barack Obama's Mother)

29 November 1942

American

Henrietta LacksHenrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)

01 August 1920

American

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton

04 October 1895

American

Peter MaiviaPeter Maivia
(Wrestler)

06 April 1937

American Samoan

Joe FrazierJoe Frazier
(Boxer)

12 January 1944

American

Jack KlugmanJack Klugman
(Actor)

27 April 1922

American

Agnes MooreheadAgnes Moorehead
(Actress)

06 December 1900

American

Celia CruzCelia Cruz
(Singer)

21 October 1925

American

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
(Composer, Pianist and Bandleader)

29 April 1899

American

Beau BidenBeau Biden
(Son of Joe Biden)

03 February 1969

American

Sally RideSally Ride
(Physicist, Astronaut)

26 May 1951

American

Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
(Actor)

22 November 1922

American

Hubert HumphreyHubert Humphrey
(38th Vice President of the U.S)

27 May 1911

American

Brett SomersBrett Somers
(Actress, Singer)

11 July 1924

Canadian

Friedrich EngelsFriedrich Engels
(Philosopher)

28 November 1820

German

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
(American playwright)

03 July 1878

American

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Israeli,Ukrainian

Lee RemickLee Remick
(Actress)

14 December 1935

American

Milton BerleMilton Berle

12 July 1908

American

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore
(Singer)

29 February 1916

American

Merv GriffinMerv Griffin
(TV Host)

06 July 1925

American

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer)

17 January 1863

British,Welsh

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
(Actress)

26 July 1909

American

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack
(Film Director, Producer, Actor)

01 July 1934

American

Erich LudendorffErich Ludendorff
(General of German Army)

09 April 1865

German

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings
(Journalist)

29 July 1938

Canadian,American

Diane CilentoDiane Cilento
(Actress)

05 October 1933

Australian

Vasili ArkhipovVasili Arkhipov
(Naval Officer)

30 January 1926

Russian

Jerry BrudosJerry Brudos
(Serial Killer)

31 January 1939

American

Nancy KulpNancy Kulp
(Actress)

28 August 1921

American

Keenan WynnKeenan Wynn
(Actor)

27 July 1916

American

Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers
(Actor, dancer, singer, musician)

23 May 1910

American

Denver PyleDenver Pyle
(Actor)

11 May 1920

American

Charles LaughtonCharles Laughton
(Actor)

01 July 1899

American

Don AmecheDon Ameche
(Actor)

31 May 1908

American

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders
(English nurse)

22 June 1918

British

Ethel MermanEthel Merman
(Actress)

16 January 1908

American

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
(Poet)

20 October 1854

French

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

10 October 1930

British

Chris LeDouxChris LeDoux
(American singer-songwriter)

02 October 1948

American