Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer People

Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Charles Laughton and Raymond Burr.

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

These notable kidney cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has kidney cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (33 items)


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    Charles Laughton
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    Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1899-1962)
    • Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Spartacus, The Night of the Hunter, Mutiny on the Bounty, Witness for the Prosecution, The Big Clock, + more
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    Raymond Burr
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    Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. His early acting career ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)
    • Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
    • Profession: Television director, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Rear Window, Airplane II: The Sequel, A Place in the Sun, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, + more
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    David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political issues, in a manner that was courteous. Thanks to WBZ's wide signal reach, he gained a following from across ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1940-2004)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist
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    Lee Remick
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    Lee Ann Remick was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Omen.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1935-1991)
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Quincy
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Omen, Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, A Face in the Crowd, The Long, + more
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    John Cheever
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    John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1912-1982)
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Norfolk County, Quincy, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
    • Credits: The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, The Sorrows of Gin
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    Jay Ward
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    J Troplong "Jay" Ward was an American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. His company, Jay ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1920-1989)
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Animator
    • Credits: George of the Jungle, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, George of the Jungle, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, + more
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    Anthony Newley
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    Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two number one ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1931-1999)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Doctor Dolittle, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Oliver Twist, X the Unknown, + more
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    Anthony T. "Tony" Thompson was an American session drummer best known as the drummer of The Power Station and a member of Chic. He was raised in the middle-class community of Springfield Gardens, in Queens, New York.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1954-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Drummer
    • Credits: Serious Moonlight, Elizabethan Express
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    Bob Burns
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    Robin "Bob" Burns was an American musical comedian, who appeared on radio and in movies from 1930 to 1947. Burns played a novelty musical instrument of his own invention, which he called a "bazooka". During World War II, the US Army's handheld anti-tank rocket launcher was nicknamed the "bazooka".more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1890-1956)
    • Birthplace: Greenwood, South Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Waikiki Wedding, Mountain Music, Radio City Revels, Belle of the Yukon, The Ghost Busters, + more
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    Arlene Raven was a feminist art historian, author, critic, educator, and curator. Raven was a co-founder of numerous feminist art organizations in Los Angeles in the 1970s.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1944-2006)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Art critic, Writer
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    Jack Abraham Newfield was a muckraking journalist and columnist who worked for more than 20 years for The Village Voice, and at the Daily News and the New York Post. Beginning in the mid-1960s, he covered the emergence of the New Left and the Civil Rights Movement. He became a close friend of Senator ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1938-2004)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
    • Credits: The Fight: American Experience, Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir
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    Chih Ree Sun was a Chinese American physicist most noted with breaking new ground in modern physics as a professor at the State University of New York in Albany, he danced his way through life and spent time writing Chinese poetry after he retired.more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1923-2007)
    • Birthplace: Anhui, China
    • Profession: Scientist
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    Harry Spear was an American child actor, notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927 to 1929. He was a native of Los Angeles, California.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Child Actor, Actor
    • Credits: Fair and Muddy, Railroadin', Fast Freight, Bouncing Babies, Boxing Gloves, + more
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    Sakıp Sabancı was a prominent Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist. Born as the second son of a cotton trader, he worked in all the ranks of his father's business without completing high school. He was the head of Turkey's largest business conglomerate and 147th richest man on the Forbes list of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1933-2004)
    • Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
    • Profession: Business magnate, Philanthropist
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    Ivica Račan

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    Ivica Račan
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    Ivica Račan was a Croatian politician who was Prime Minister of Croatia from 2000 to 2003, heading two centre-left coalition governments. He was leader of the Social Democratic Party —initially the League of Communists of Croatia —from 1989 to 2007.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1944-2007)
    • Birthplace: Ebersbach, Görlitz, Germany
    • Profession: Politician
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    Koo Chen-fu

    Koo Chen-fu was a Taiwanese businessman and diplomat. He led the Koos Group of companies from 1940 until his death. As a chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, Koo arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and China since 1949 and served as Taiwan's negotiator in both the 1993 and 1998 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1917-2005)
    • Birthplace: Taichung, Taiwan
    • Profession: Politician
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    Rafael Buenaventura
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    Rafael Carlos Baltazar Buenaventura was a prominent banker in the Philippines and one-time governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; he served under two Philippine presidents during one of the most tumultuous political transitions in the country’s history. Known for his fierce independence, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1938-2006)
    • Birthplace: San Fernando City, Philippines
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    Samuel W. Koster

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    Samuel W. Koster
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    Samuel W. Koster was the highest-ranking United States Army officer punished in connection with the My Lai Massacre. Koster was slated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General at the time he was charged, but was demoted and ended his military career in mild disgrace.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: West Liberty, Iowa, United States of America
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    Michael George Stroka was an American actor on soap operas like ABC-TV's Dark Shadows, in which he played Aristede, Bruno, Bruno Hess, and Laszlo Ferrari from 1969 to 1970. In addition, he made a cameo appearance as a pallbearer in the MGM film, House of Dark Shadows, the first of two feature films ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1938-1997)
    • Birthplace: Passaic, USA, New Jersey
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Harlem Nights, King Rat, The Edge of Night, 36 Hours, The Closer, + more
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    Ernest Burke was an American baseball player in the Negro League. Ernest Burke was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland. During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Burke was one of the first black U.S. Marines to serve in World War II, and earned a medal as a sharpshooter. During ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)
    • Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player
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