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Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus

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List of famous people who died of diabetes mellitus, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by sugar diabetes are listed alphabetically and include the famous diabetes mellitus victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list has everything from Scott Mateer to Gloria E. Anzaldúa. These notable simple diabetes deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has diabetes mellitus as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (180 People)

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    Alexander Graham Bell
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    Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more
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    John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)
    • Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Walk the Line, North and South, The Hunted, A Gunfight, A Tribute to Johnny Cash, + more
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    Carroll O'Connor
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    Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes. The following year he found fame as the lovable bigoted working man ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1924-2001)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: All in the Family, Kelly's Heroes, Cleopatra, Return to Me, In the Heat of the Night, + more
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    Buddy Hackett
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    Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug, and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Little Mermaid, Scrooged, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, + more
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    James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1899-1986)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Mutiny on the Bounty, White Heat, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Public Enemy, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, + more
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    Ella Fitzgerald
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    Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1917-1996)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: St. Louis Blues, Pete Kelly's Blues, The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America, Ride 'Em Cowboy, A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim, + more
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    Jules Verne
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    Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1828-1905)
    • Birthplace: Nantes, France
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Around the World in 80 Days, 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mysterious Island, Around the World in 80 Days, + more
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    Nell Carter
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    Nell Carter was an American singer and actress. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', as well as an Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television. From 1981 to 1987, Carter starred in the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break!. She received two Emmy and two ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1948-2003)
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Hair, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Gimme a Break!, Modern Problems, Ryan's Hope, + more
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    William F. Buckley, Jr.
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    William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement. He hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line where he became known for his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Politician, Journalist, Novelist, + more
    • Credits: Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, Celestial Navigation Simplified, Firing Line
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    Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart, CM was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. Hart founded Stampede Wrestling, a promotion based in Calgary, Alberta and associated wrestling school "The Dungeon." The patriarch of the Hart wrestling family, Stu was the father of many ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1915-2003)
    • Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
    • Profession: Wrestling Promoter, Wrestler
    • Credits: Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
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    Peggy Lee was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1920-2002)
    • Birthplace: USA, Jamestown, North Dakota
    • Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Lady and the Tramp, Johnny Guitar, Cavalcade of Stars, Pete Kelly's Blues, The Jazz Singer, + more
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    Esther Rolle
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    Esther Elizabeth Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans, a no-nonsense wife and mother on the CBS television sitcom Maude for two seasons and its spin-off series Good Times for five seasons.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1920-1998)
    • Birthplace: USA, Florida, Pompano Beach
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Driving Miss Daisy, Good Times, Maude, Rosewood, Cleopatra Jones, + more
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    Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1921-1989)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Paper Lion, Candy, The Detective, City Beneath the Sea, The Todd Killings
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    Gorilla Monsoon
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    Robert James "Bob"/"Gino" Marella, better known by his ring name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play commentator, and booker. He is famous for his run as a super-heavyweight main eventer, and later as the voice of the World Wrestling Federation, as commentator and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1937-1999)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Booker, Sports commentator
    • Credits: The Undertaker: This Is My Yard
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    Waylon Jennings
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    Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Jennings began playing guitar at 8 and began performing at 12 on KVOW radio. His first band was The Texas Longhorns. Jennings worked as a D.J. on KVOW, KDAV, KYTI, and KLLL. In 1958, Buddy Holly arranged Jennings's first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1937-2002)
    • Birthplace: Littlefield, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Maverick, The Dukes of Hazzard, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, Tom Sawyer, Nashville Rebel, + more
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    John Ehrlichman
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    John Daniel Ehrlichman was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon. He was a key figure in events leading to the Watergate first break-in and the ensuing Watergate scandal, for which he was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1925-1999)
    • Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Lawyer
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    Nagesh was a National Award-winning Tamil film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He acted in over 1,000 films from 1958 to 2008, performing in a variety of roles as comedian, lead roles, supporting ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1933-2009)
    • Birthplace: India, Dharapuram
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Thalapathi, Dasavathaaram, Minnale, Kaadhal Kondein, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, + more
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    Yao Wenyuan
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    Yao Wenyuan was a Chinese literary critic, a politician, and a member of the "Gang of Four" during China's Cultural Revolution.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1931-2005)
    • Birthplace: Zhuji, China
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    Eric Dolphy
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    Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in jazz, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1928-1964)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Sideman, Saxophonist, Musician, Bandleader, Flautist, + more
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    Rory Calhoun was an American television and film actor, screenwriter, and producer.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1922-1999)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Motel Hell, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, Angel, Night of the Lepus, + more
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