- 1Susannah York was an English actress who appeared in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?." On January 15, 2011, she died after losing her battle with bone marrow cancer. York was 72 years old.
Susannah York was an English film, stage and television actress. She was awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for the same film. She won best actress for Images at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. In 1991 she was ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 72 (1939-2011)
- Birthplace: England, London
- Profession: Actor, Writer
- Credits: Superman, Superman II, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones, + more
- 2Roy Scheider was an American actor who appeared in the film "Jaws." He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2004 and received a bone marrow transplant the following year. On February 10, 2008, he died as a result of the disease at the age of 75.
Roy Richard Scheider was an American actor and amateur boxer. He was best known for his leading roles as Police Chief Martin C. Brody in the first two Jaws movies, choreographer and film director Joe Gideon in All That Jazz, NYPD Detective Buddy "Cloudy" Russo in The French Connection, NYPD Detective ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 76 (1932-2008)
- Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA
- Profession: Actor
- Credits: Jaws, The French Connection, The Punisher, Jaws 2, Marathon Man, + more
- 3Sam Walton was an American businessman who founded Walmart. On April 5, 1992, he died as the result of multiple myeloma at the age of 74.
Samuel Moore "Sam" Walton was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 74 (1918-1992)
- Birthplace: Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States of America
- Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
- 4Geraldine Ferraro was an American politician who served in congress from 1979-1985. In 1999, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She fought the disease for 12 years before dying on March 26, 2011. She was 75 years old.
Geraldine Anne Ferraro was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Ferraro grew up in New York City and worked as a public school ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 76 (1935-2011)
- Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
- Credits: Crossfire, Anthem
- 5Louis Rukeyser was an American journalist who appeared on "Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser." On May 2, 2006, he died of multiple myeloma at the age of 73.
Louis Richard "Lou" Rukeyser was an American financial journalist, columnist, and commentator, through print, radio, and television. He was best known for his role as host of two television series, Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, and Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street. He also published two financial ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Author, Actor
- Credits: Big Business, Wall Street Week, Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street, Louis Rukeyser's Business Journal
- 6Stan Winston was an American special effects supervisor who worked on the film "Jurassic Park." He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2001. On June 15, 2008, he died as a result of the disease at the age of 62.
Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic Park films, Aliens, the first two Predator films, Iron Man, Edward Scissorhands, and Avatar. He won four Academy Awards ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 62 (1946-2008)
- Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director, Makeup Artist
- Credits: Wrong Turn, Pumpkinhead, Hellraiser: Deader, Teenage Caveman, Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature, + more
- 7Jim Davis was an American actor who appeared on the television series "Dallas." He was diagnosed with cancer during the filming of season four of "Dallas." On April 26, 1981, he died at the age of 71.
James "Jim" Davis was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 72 (1909-1981)
- Birthplace: USA, Missouri, Edgerton
- Profession: Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: The Magnificent Seven, Dallas, The Parallax View, El Dorado, Big Jake, + more
- 8Eppie Friedman, AKA Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2002. She refused treatment and died on June 22, 2002, at the age of 83.
Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer, better known by the pen name Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity who began her career writing the 'Ask Ann Landers' column in 1955. She wrote the column for 47 years, by which time its readership was 90 million people.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 84 (1918-2002)
- Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States of America
- Profession: Journalist, Writer
- 9Peter Boyle was an American actor who appeared on the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond." On December 12, 2006, he died from heart disease and multiple myeloma. Boyle was 71 years old.
Peter Lawrence Boyle was an American actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and as a comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein. Boyle, who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the science-fiction drama The X-Files, won ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 71 (1935-2006)
- Birthplace: Norristown, USA, Pennsylvania
- Profession: Actor
- Credits: Taxi Driver, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Santa Clause, Malcolm X, The Santa Clause 2, + more
- 10George Andreasen was an American inventor who created Memory Wire. He died on August 11, 1989 of multiple myeloma at the age of 55.
George F. Andreasen, born in Fremont, Nebraska, was an American orthodontist and inventor. Andreasen, most noted for his invention and patent of the Nitinol Wire, also known as Memory Wire or shape memory alloy, began his experimentation with the nickel-titanium alloys as early as 1969. His idea for ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 55 (1934-1989)
- Birthplace: Fremont, Nebraska, United States of America
- Profession: Inventor
- 11Mickey Hargitay was a Hungarian actor who was Mr. Universe 1955. He died on September 14, 2006 from multiple myeloma at the age of 80.
Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay was a Hungarian-American actor and Mr. Universe 1955. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Hargitay moved to the United States in 1947, where he eventually became a citizen. He was married to Jayne Mansfield, and is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay. During their marriage, Hargitay ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 80 (1926-2006)
- Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
- Profession: Bodybuilder, Actor
- Credits: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Bloody Pit of Horror, Sheriff Won't Shoot, Cjamango, Mr. Universe, + more
- 12Ralph Ginzburg was an American author who was convicted of federal indecency laws in the early-1960s. On July 6, 2006, he died from skin cancer and multiple myeloma at the age of 76.
Ralph Ginzburg was an American author, editor, publisher and photo-journalist. He was best known for publishing books and magazines on erotica and art and for his conviction in 1963 for violating federal obscenity laws.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 77 (1929-2006)
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
- Profession: Writer
- 13Graham Jarvis was a Canadian actor who appeared in several TV series including "Six Feet Under." He died on April 16, 2003 from multiple myeloma at the age of 72.
Graham Powley Jarvis was a Canadian character actor in American films and television from the 1960s.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 73 (1930-2003)
- Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
- Profession: Actor
- Credits: Misery, Cold Turkey, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Son in Law, + more
- 14Hayden Rorke was an American actor who appeared on the television series "I Dream of Jeannie." He died on August 19, 1987 from multiple myeloma at the age of 76.
William Henry Rorke was an American actor best known for playing Col. Dr. Alfred E. Bellows on the 1960s American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 77 (1910-1987)
- Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
- Profession: Actor
- Credits: I Dream of Jeannie, Pillow Talk, All That Heaven Allows, The Robe, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, + more
- 15Warren William was an American actor who appeared in "The Case of the Curious Bride." He died on September 24, 1948 from multiple myeloma at the age of 53.
Warren William was a Broadway and Hollywood actor, popular during the early 1930s, who was later nicknamed the "King of Pre-Code".moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 54 (1894-1948)
- Birthplace: Aitkin, USA, Minnesota
- Profession: Soldier, Actor
- Credits: The Wolf Man, Imitation of Life, Arizona, Gold Diggers of 1933, Cleopatra, + more
- 16Anna Held was a Polish performer who worked with her partner Florenz Ziegfeld in the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1918, she collapsed on stage while performing. On August 12, 1918 she died from multiple myeloma at age 46.
Helene Anna Held, known professionally as Anna Held, was a Polish-born French stage performer and singer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 46 (1872-1918)
- Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
- Profession: Singer, Dancer
- 17Yvon Cormier was Canadian professional wrestler who competed for the Eastern Sports Association. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008 and the cancer quickly spread to his bones. He died on March 4, 2009 at the age of 70.
Yvon Cormier was a Canadian professional wrestler. Competing primarily under the ring name The Beast, he and his three wrestling brothers made up the Cormier wrestling family. He wrestled in many countries but regularly returned to Canada, where he competed for the Eastern Sports Association and the ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 71 (1938-2009)
- Birthplace: Dorchester, Canada
- Profession: Wrestler
- 18Jack Rosenthal was an English playwright who wrote the soap opera "Coronation Street." He died on May 29, 2004 from multiple myeloma at the age of 72.
Jack Rosenthal is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 73 (1931-2004)
- Birthplace: Cheetham Hill, United Kingdom
- Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Playwright
- Credits: Yentl, London's Burning, The Evacuees, Captain Jack, P'tang, + more
- 19Jo Clayton was an American author who wrote "A Gathering of Stones." She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1996 and she died on February 13, 1998. Clayton was 57 years old.
Jo Clayton was an American fantasy and science fiction author. She wrote 35 novels and many short stories. Her works sold over one and a quarter million copies. She was born Patricia Jo Clayton in Modesto, California, and was raised in the area along with two sisters by her farmsteading parents. Their ...moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 59 (1939-1998)
- Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America
- Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer
- 20Caro Jones was an American actress and casting agent who cast the film "Rocky." She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1995. After an 14 year battle, she died on September 3, 2009 at the age of 86.
Caro Jones was an American actress and casting director who was responsible for casting more than 1,000 films, theater productions and television shows over the course of more than forty years, including Rocky, The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres.moremore ABOUT
- Age: Died at 86 (1923-2009)
- Birthplace: Canada
- Profession: Casting Director, Actor
- Credits: Rocky, The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid, Part II, The Karate Kid, + more
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