List Photo:  uploaded by Reference

READ Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors

98k views 264 items Follow Embed

List Rules Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors

List of famous people who died of brain tumor, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died of brain cancer are listed alphabetically and include the famous brain cancer victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Here are also celebrity brain cancer deaths and celebrities who died of traumatic brain injury

List people include James William Benson, Pat Kavanagh, Gene Siskel, Susan Hayward, Meredith Macrae, Bert Convy, Lou Rawlsand, and more.

These notable brain tumor deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has rain tumor as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's ...more

More About

Age: Died at 76 (1908-1984)

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, There's No Business Like Show Business, + more

Also Ranked

#16 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#10 on The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

see more on Ethel Merman
Susan Hayward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
Photo: manitou2121/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Susan Hayward was an American actress. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years. By the late 1940s, the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved ...more

More About

Age: Died at 58 (1917-1975)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: I Want to Live!, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I'll Cry Tomorrow, With a Song in My Heart

Also Ranked

#75 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#78 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#11 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

#29 on The Best Actresses Who Won Oscars and Globes for the Same Role

see more on Susan Hayward
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
Photo:  uploaded by Reference

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris as well as the opera Porgy and ...more

More About

Age: Died at 39 (1898-1937)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Composer

Credits: Catch Me If You Can, L.A. Confidential, The Great Gatsby, The Aviator

Also Ranked

#77 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Pianists of All Time

#87 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

#26 on These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

see more on George Gershwin
Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
Photo: Freebase

Jack Barton Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also the owner of the World Class Championship Wrestling territory. ...more

More About

Age: Died at 68 (1929-1997)

Birthplace: Jewett, Texas, USA

Profession: Wrestler, American football player

Credits: AWA All-Star Wrestling

Also Ranked

#99 on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time

see more on Fritz Von Erich