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Famous People Who Died of Hepatitis C

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List of famous people who died of hepatitis c, listed by fame and notoriety with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from hepatitis c includes information like the victim's hometowns and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of hepatitis c, including actors, musicians and athletes.The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like James Earl Ray and Nimrod Ping. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from hepatitis c?" and "Which famous people died due to hepatitis c?"These notable hepatitis c deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has hepatitis c as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (7 items)

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    James Earl Ray was the man who assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. In order to avoid a death sentence, Ray entered a guilty plea and was given 99 years in prison. Ray died on April 23, 1998 due to complications with kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C. It is believed that he contracted hepatitis C as a result of a blood transfusion after being stabbed while in prison.

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    Age: Died at 70 (1928-1998)
    Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C
    Place Of Death: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
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    Nimrod Ping was a British politician and architect. He contracted Hepatitis C in the late 1990s and often advocated for better treatment of the disease. He died due liver failure caused by complications with hepatitis C in 2006.

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    Profession: Politician
    Age: Died at 59 (1947-2006)
    Schools: Cardiff University
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C
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    Chet Helms was the music promoter who founded and managed Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Helms contracted hepatitis C in the early-2000s. After suffering a small stroke, he died on June 25, 2005.

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    Profession: Promoter
    Age: Died at 63 (1942-2005)
    Birthplace: Santa Maria, California, United States of America
    Schools: University of Texas at Austin
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C
    Place Of Death: California, United States of America
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    Melvin Schwartz was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1998. Along with his colleagues Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger, Schwartz developed the the neutrino beam method. He died as a result of Parkinson's disease complicated by hepatitis C on August 28, 2006.

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    Profession: Physicist
    Age: Died at 74 (1932-2006)
    Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Schools: Columbia University, The Bronx High School of Science
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C, Parkinson's disease
    Place Of Death: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States of America
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    Elizabeth Young was a literary critic who enjoyed cult writers and subversive content. She began writing about her struggles with hepatitis C in the late-1990s.  Young died due to complications with the disease on March 18, 2001.

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    Profession: Literary critic, Journalist, Author
    Age: Died at 51 (1950-2001)
    Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C
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    Francisco Varela was the Chilean biologist who co-founded the Mind and Life Institute. He suffered from hepatitis C and received a liver transplant in 1998. He died as a result of hepatitis C on May 28, 2001.

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    Profession: Biologist, Neuroscientist, Writer, Philosopher
    Age: Died at 55 (1946-2001)
    Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
    Schools: Harvard University, University of Chile
    Cause Of Death: Hepatitis C
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
    Children: Leonor Varela, Alejandra Varela, Javier Varela, Gabriel Varela
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