List Photo:  uploaded by David Jones

science Famous Liver Transplant Recipients  

29k views 17 items Follow Embed

List Rules Must be well-known individuals who have received a new liver. Recipients are listed in no particular order.

A list of famous liver transplant recipients. All types of celebrities have been included from the music industry, TV, film, and more. Despite what many may think, there have been reports of organ transplants dating as far back as ancient Rome. The hurdle throughout the millennia, however, has always been transplant rejection.

But thank to modern medicine and the discovery of sufficiently powerful immunosuppressant drugs, organ transplants and other forms of reconstructive surgery such as skin and musculoskeletal grafts are now as common as ever. Kidney transplants are the most popular followed by liver and hearts. Most recently, we've also begun to see full facial transplants. This is a list of celebrities and other famous individuals who have received their own liver transplant.

Who are famous liver transplant recipients? Take a look here and see for yourself.
Chris Klug is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Transplant Date: 2000

More About

Age: 43

Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Snowboarder

see more on Chris Klug
David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo:  uploaded by David Jones

Transplant Date: November 1994

More About

Age: 75

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Actor Singer

Credits: Up in the Air, 28 Days, CSNY/Déjà Vu, Aloha

Also Ranked

#79 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#62 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

see more on David Crosby
Evel Knievel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Transplant Date: January 29, 1999

More About

Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)

Birthplace: Butte, Montana, USA

Profession: Stunt Performer

Credits: Viva Knievel!, Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel, Evel Knievel: Spectacular Jumps

see more on Evel Knievel
Freddy Fender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo:  uploaded by David Jones

Transplant Date: 2004

More About

Age: Died at 69 (1937-2006)

Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, USA

Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Actor, Singer

Credits: The Milagro Beanfield War, 25 Country Classics, Country Music America: Freddy Fender and Mel McDaniel, Country Music's Best Freddy Fender: Live at the Renaissance Center

see more on Freddy Fender
George Best is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo:  Hans Peter/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 NL

Transplant Date: July 30, 2002

More About

Age: Died at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Profession: Footballer

Also Ranked

#1 on Best Manchester United Players of All Time, Ranked

#40 on The Best Short Male Athletes

#14 on Coolest Soccer Players

see more on George Best
Gregg Allman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo: Dena Flows/Flickr

Gregg Allman


Transplant Date: June 23, 2010
Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Transplant Date: September 19, 2003

More About

Age: 73

Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, United Kingdom

Profession: Bassist, Songwriter, Musician, Actor Singer

Credits: Goodfellas, True Lies, Futurama, The Breakfast Club

Also Ranked

#5 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

#8 on The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s

see more on Jack Bruce
Jim Nabors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Liver Transplant Recipients
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY

Transplant Date: 1994

More About

Age: 86

Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Actor, Singer

Credits: Gomer Pyle: USMC, The Jim Nabors Hour, The Jim Nabors Show, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Also Ranked

#31 on The Best Actors Who Won Razzies

#26 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)

#22 on The Coolest Celebrity Octogenarians

see more on Jim Nabors