Person Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer

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List of famous people who died of esophageal cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from esophageal 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 esophageal cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing contains people like Humphrey Bogart, Robert Kardashian, and Christopher Hitchens.

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

These notable esophageal cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has esophageal cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1899-1957)

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

Profession: Actor

Credits: Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Big Sleep

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#11 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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#296 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of over thirty ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: England, Portsmouth

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Author, Essayist Writer, + more

Credits: Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, Manufacturing Dissent, Collision, Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

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#235 on The Best Writers of All Time

#700 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#292 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#11 on The Best Essayists

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist. ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1946-2009)

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

Profession: Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality, Actor Political Activist, + more

Credits: Ali, Romancing the Stone, Timecop, Rhoda Silkwood, + more

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#20 on Famous People Named Ronald

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Richard Dawson was an English-American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976 to 1985 and from 1994 to 1995, and a regular ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Gosport, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Game Show Host, Actor

Credits: The Longest Day, The Running Man, Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud Match Game, + more

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#251 on The Funniest People of All Time

#180 on The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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#85 on Famous People Named Rick

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Jean Hagen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Jean Hagen was an American actress best known for her role as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and for her Emmy Award nominated role as Margaret Williams on the television series Make Room For Daddy. ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1923-1977)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Singin' in the Rain, The Shaggy Dog [1959], Adam's Rib, The Asphalt Jungle The Danny Thomas Show, + more

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#25 on Famous People Named Jean

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Sylvia Kristel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Sylvia Maria Kristel was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 films, and played the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films. ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1952-2012)

Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands

Profession: Memoirist, Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: Private School, Private Lessons, The Concorde...Airport '79, Lady Chatterley's Lover The Nude Bomb, + more

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#1506 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#87 on The Best Living English Actresses

#2 on Famous People Named Sylvia

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Ramses Shaffy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Ramses Shaffy was a Dutch singer and actor. He became popular during the 1960s. His most famous songs include "Zing, Vecht, Huil, Bid, Lach, Werk en Bewonder", "We Zullen Doorgaan", "Pastorale", "Sammy" and "Laat Me". He frequently collaborated with Dutch singer Liesbeth List. ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1933-2009)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer

Credits: De Verloedering van de Swieps, Nachtvlinder, De nietsnut, Willem van Oranje

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#32 on The Best Chanson Bands/Artists

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Robert Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Robert George Kardashian was an American attorney and businessman. He gained national recognition as O. J. Simpson's friend and defense attorney during Simpson's 1995 murder trial. He had four children with his first wife, Kris Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert – all of whom have also ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1944-2003)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Lawyer

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#252 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

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