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List of famous people who died of lung cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from lung cancer includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might be interested in celebs who quit smoking and celebrities who still smoke cigarettes. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of lung cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Paul Newman and George Harrison.

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

These notable lung cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has lung 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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Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

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#18 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#11 on The Best Actors in Film History

#3 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#460 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1901-1966)

Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Animator, + more

Credits: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, The Skeleton Dance

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#71 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#11 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#89 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#199 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Nationality: England

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Let It Be, The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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#1602 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#28 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#71 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#58 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1949-1984)

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

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Taxi, Heartbeeps, I'm from Hollywood, My Breakfast with Blassie

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#96 on The Funniest People of All Time

#68 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#28 on The Most Original Comedians

#164 on American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He and Jerry Lewis were partners in the ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1917-1995)

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Songwriter, Comedian, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas, The Big Lebowski

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#407 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#74 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#89 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#24 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice as well as his serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1911-1993)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, Writer Presenter, + more

Credits: House of Usher, House of Wax, The Fly, The Hollywood Squares

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#157 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#84 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#114 on The Best Actors in Film History

#163 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Robert Mitchum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Robert Charles Durman Mitchum was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1917-1997)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Author, Actor, Composer Singer, + more

Credits: The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Out of the Past, Ryan's Daughter

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#98 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#68 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#61 on The Absolute Worst Actors-Turned-Musicians

#235 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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Donna Summer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, she was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1948-2012)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist Actor, + more

Credits: American Hustle, Frost/Nixon, The Martian, Charlie Wilson's War

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#98 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#146 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#182 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#46 on The Best Singers of All Time

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