Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer People

Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer

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List of famous people who died of colorectal cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from colorectal cancer includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of colorectal cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

List below includes Audrey Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett and more people.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from colorectal cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to colorectal cancer?"

These notable colorectal cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has colorectal cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (204 items)



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    Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1929-1993)
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Charade, Wait Until Dark, + more
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    Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her iconic red swimsuit poster and starred as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1947-2009)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Corpus Christi
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Artist
    • Credits: Logan's Run, Charlie's Angels, The Cannonball Run, The Apostle, Myra Breckinridge, + more
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    Jack Lemmon
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    John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts, Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race, Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger, The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1925-2001)
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Newton
    • Profession: Musician, Actor
    • Credits: JFK, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men, + more
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    Milton Berle
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    Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater, he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age.more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1908-2002)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Muppet Movie, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, + more
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    Elizabeth Montgomery
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    Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best remembered as the star of the TV series Bewitched. The daughter of Robert Montgomery, she began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's television series Robert Montgomery ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1933-1995)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Bewitched, Challenge of the Super Friends, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?, The Tab Hunter Show, + more
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    Jackie Gleason
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    John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Smokey and the Bandit, The Honeymooners, The Hustler, The Toy, Smokey and the Bandit II, + more
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    Robin Gibb
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    Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of the Bee Gees. He gained worldwide fame with his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb. Besides, their younger brother Andy was also a singer. Gibb joined his first band the Rattlesnakes which formed in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1949-2012)
    • Birthplace: Isle of Man, Douglas
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Fever, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Staying Alive, Fame Academy, Tony Manero, + more
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    Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1927-2008)
    • Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, North
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: The Emperor's New Groove, Holes, Boomerang, The Emperor's New School, I Spy, + more
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    Claude Debussy
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    Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in his native France in 1903. Debussy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1862-1918)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
    • Profession: Pianist, Music critic, Composer
    • Credits: Camille Claudel, Portrait of Jennie, Allegro Non Troppo, Rhapsody, Northless, + more
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    Charles M. Schulz
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    Charles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Peanuts. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists. Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson wrote in 2007: ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1922-2000)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Writer, Artist
    • Credits: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Victory Through Air Power, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, + more
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    Robert Reed
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    Robert Reed was an American stage, film and television actor and television director. From 1961 to 1965, Reed portrayed the role of Kenneth Preston on the popular legal drama, The Defenders, alongside E. G. Marshall. He is best known as Mike Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, which aired from 1969 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1932-1992)
    • Birthplace: USA, Highland Park, Illinois
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Brady Bunch, Roots, The Defenders, Mannix, Search for Tomorrow, + more
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    Vince Lombardi
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    Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi, was an American football player, coach, and executive. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total National Football League championships in seven years, including winning the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1913-1970)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Coach, American football player
    • Credits: Paper Lion, Second Effort
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    Tip O'Neill
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    Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. was an American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member of the House of Representatives, serving for 34 years and representing two congressional districts in Massachusetts. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1912-1994)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Writer
    • Credits: Dave
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    Eve Arden
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    Eve Arden was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on Our Miss Brooks, and as the Rydell High School principal in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1908-1990)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Mill Valley
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Grease, Grease 2, Anatomy of a Murder, Mildred Pierce, Stage Door, + more
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    José Ferrer
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    José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón, best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, theater, and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award. To honor his roots, he donated his Oscar award to the University of Puerto Rico. The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1912-1992)
    • Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Lawrence of Arabia, Dune, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Caine Mutiny, The Sentinel, + more
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    Edward Elgar
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    Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)
    • Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor, Violinist
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    Hal Fishman
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    Harold "Hal" Fishman was a local news anchor in the Los Angeles area, serving on-air with Los Angeles-area television stations continuously between 1960 until his death in 2007. Fishman was the longest-running news anchor in the history of American television before Dave Ward surpassed him in 2015. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1931-2007)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Actor
    • Credits: Spider-Man 3, Joe Dirt, Maximum Overdrive, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Malibu's Most Wanted, + more
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    Richard Mulligan
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    Richard Mulligan was an American television and film actor best known for his role as Burt Campbell in the sitcom Soap and later as Dr. Harry Weston in Empty Nest.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1932-2000)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Oliver & Company, Soap, Empty Nest, The Undefeated, S.O.B., + more
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    Cleavon Little
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    Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie for which he earned both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award. In 1972, Little starred as the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1939-1992)
    • Birthplace: Chickasha, USA, Oklahoma
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, Once Bitten, Fletch Lives, FM, Another World, + more
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    Ted Knight
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    Ted Knight was an American actor and voice artist perhaps best known for playing the comedic role of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1923-1986)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Terryville, Connecticut
    • Profession: Soldier, Actor
    • Credits: Psycho, Caddyshack, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Super Friends, The New Adventures of Superman, + more
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