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List of famous people who died of leukemia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from leukemia 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 leukemia, including actors, musicians and athletes. For some good news, here are athletes who beat cancer and celebrity cancer survivors

List is made up of many different people, including Etta James and Craig Sager.

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

These notable leukemia deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has leukemia 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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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)

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

Profession: Fashion Model, Author, Actor, Singer

Credits: Grease, The Public Enemy, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Topper Returns

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#350 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#126 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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Craig Sager is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Craig Graham Sager, Sr. is an American sideline reporter for TNT and TBS. Sager is a graduate of Northwestern University. He has previously covered sports for CBS and CNN. His nicknames are "America's Sideline Reporter", "Totino Boy", "Sagervision", and "Mr. Fancy Suit". Sager battled acute myeloid ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Journalist

Credits: Major League Baseball on TBS

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#377 on Celebrity Death Pool 2016

#43 on Famous People Named Craig

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Credits: Back to the Future, Rain Man, American Pie, Burlesque

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#149 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#252 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#47 on The Best Singers of All Time

#22 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Robert Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Robert Francis Vaughn is an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; and formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the ...more

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Age: 83

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

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bullitt, One Life to Live, The Magnificent Seven

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Fred MacMurray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Frederick Martin "Fred" MacMurray was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 movies and a successful television series during a career that spanned nearly a half-century, from 1930 to the 1970s. MacMurray is well known for his role in the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity directed by Billy ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)

Birthplace: USA, Illinois, Kankakee

Profession: Musician, Actor

Credits: My Three Sons, Double Indemnity, The Apartment, The Caine Mutiny

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#578 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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#349 on The Best Actors in Film History

#118 on Celebrities with Twin Children

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Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Film Editor, + more

Credits: Gosford Park, MASH, Short Cuts, The Player

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#44 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#46 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#54 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

#250 on 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

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Bob Feller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Robert William Andrew Feller, nicknamed "The Heater from Van Meter", "Bullet Bob", and "Rapid Robert", was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a four-year ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1918-2010)

Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Baseball player, Sailor

Credits: Signs of the Time, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story, Crossing White Lines

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#62 on The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

#1 on The Best Cleveland Indians of All Time

#75 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#23 on The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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