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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 Johnny Cash to Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Featuring rock stars who were dying from diabetes and more, this list has it all. 

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. 
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor Inventor, + more

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#41 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#43 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#50 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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 ...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: Django Unchained, Walk the Line, Dawn of the Dead, Gone in Sixty Seconds

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#21 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#15 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#19 on The Best Singers of All Time

#1 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

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Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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 ...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: In the Heat of the Night, Kelly's Heroes, Return to Me, Point Blank

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Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Little Mermaid, Scrooged, It's a Mad, Mad Mad, + more

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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. ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1899-1986)

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

Profession: Actor, Dancer

Credits: White Heat, Angels with Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy, One Two, + more

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#66 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#24 on The Best Short Actors

#31 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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: USA, Virginia, Newport News

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: The Master, American Hustle, The Aviator, Malcolm X

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#80 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#17 on The Best Singers of All Time

#54 on The Best Current Female Singers

#8 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Jules Verne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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, ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1828-1905)

Birthplace: Nantes, France

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer

Credits: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Around the World in 80 Days, Around the World in Eighty Days

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#26 on The Best Writers of All Time

#8 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#69 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#21 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Nell Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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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: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Grass Harp, Hair, Modern Problems

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