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List of famous people who died of multiple sclerosis, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by MS are listed alphabetically and include the famous multiple sclerosis victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

Examples of people on this list include Lanna Saunders and Bryan Bush. Featuring actors, Hollywood celebs, and more, this list has it all. 

These notable MS deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has multiple sclerosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American comedian, actor, film director, social critic, satirist, writer, and MC. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. He ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1940-2005)

Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles, Richard Pryor... Here and Now

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#8 on The Funniest People of All Time

#27 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#57 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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Tamara Dobson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Tamara Janice Dobson was an African-American actress and fashion model. Though she appeared in a few films in Hollywood, she became best known for her title roles in the 1973 Blaxploitation film Cleopatra Jones and its 1975 sequel Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold. ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1947-2006)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

Credits: Cleopatra Jones, Jason of Star Command, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, Chained Heat Amazons, + more

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Paris Theodore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Paris Theodore was an American inventor of innovative gun holsters and state-of-the-art firearms and shooting techniques used by government agents and police departments in the U.S. and abroad, as well as by the fictional James Bond. ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1943-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York United States of America, + more

Profession: Inventor

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Ronnie Lane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands: Small Faces where he was nicknamed "Plonk", and, after losing the band's frontman, Faces, with two new members ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1946-1997)

Birthplace: Plaistow, Newham, United Kingdom

Profession: Bassist, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Small Faces: All or Nothing: 1965-1968

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Birthplace: Glendale

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Artist

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#6 on The Best Bands Named After Body Parts

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Don Van Vliet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1941-2010)

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Artist

Credits: Captain Beefheart: Under Review

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Keith Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Keith John Kingston Roberts, was an English science fiction author. He began publishing with two stories in the September 1964 issue of Science Fantasy magazine, "Anita" and "Escapism. Several of his early stories were written using the pseudonym Alistair Bevan. His second novel, Pavane, which is a ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1935-2000)

Birthplace: Kettering, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Graphic Designer, Writer, Artist

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Madlyn Rhue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis
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Madlyn Soloman Rhue was an American character actress. ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1935-2003)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Ladies Man, A Majority of One, Escape from Zahrain, Bracken's World He Rides Tall, + more

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