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Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer

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

List people range from Sammy Davis, Jr. to Ned Sherrin.

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

These notable head and neck cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has head and neck cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (8 items)
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    Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1925-1990)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Ocean's 11, That's Dancing!, Family Feud, Sammy and Company
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    Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He appeared in a variety of radio and television satirical shows and theatre shows, some of which he also directed. more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1931-2007)
    • Birthplace: Low Ham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Raconteur, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Orlando, Up the Front, The National Health, That Was the Week That Was, That Was The Week That Was, + more
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    Charles Robert "Bobby" Hamilton, Sr. was an American stock car racing driver. A driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit and the winner of the 2004 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship, Hamilton owned Bobby Hamilton Racing. Hamilton's son, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., was also a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1957-2007)
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Race car driver
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    Henri Charrière is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    Henri Charrière was a French criminal and writer. Convicted as a murderer by the French courts, he is known as the author of Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana. While Charrière claimed that Papillon was largely true, modern researchers believe that ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1906-1973)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, France
    • Profession: Writer
    • Credits: Papillon, The Butterfly Affair
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    Don Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    Don Henderson was an English actor of stage, television and screen. Henderson was known for playing both "tough guy" roles and authority figures, and is remembered for his portrayal of detective George Bulman between 1976 and 1987 in the popular Granada Television police drama series The XYY Man, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1931-1997)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Star Wars, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Island, Carry On Columbus, No Escape, + more
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    Henry Dudeney

    Henry Dudeney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    Henry Ernest Dudeney was an English author and mathematician who specialised in logic puzzles and mathematical games. He is known as one of the country's foremost creators of mathematical puzzles. His last name is pronounced with a long "u" and a strong accent on the first syllable, as in "scrutiny".more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1857-1930)
    • Birthplace: Mayfield and Five Ashes, England
    • Profession: Mathematician
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    John Comer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Head And Neck Cancer
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    John Comer was a British comedic actor. He starred in the television series I Didn't Know You Cared, Last of the Summer Wine and All Our Saturdays. more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1924-1984)
    • Birthplace: Stretford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Last of the Summer Wine, Heavens Above!, There's a Girl in My Soup, I Didn't Know You Cared, The Family Way, + more
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    Patrick Meehan

    Patrick Connolly Meehan was the victim of a controversial miscarriage of justice in Scotland. Although he died a natural death a number of people involved in the case died violent deaths, in clashes between former associates among Glasgow criminals. Meehan came from Glasgow and was a "peter man", a safe ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1927-1994)
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