Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis People

Famous People Who Died of Multiple Sclerosis

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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. 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. (29 People)

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    Richard Pryor
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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, USA, Illinois
    • Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, Superman III, Silver Streak, Harlem Nights, + more
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    Tamara Dobson
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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, USA, Maryland
    • 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
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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, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor
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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 added ...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 Band
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    • Birthplace: Glendale
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Artist
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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 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 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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    David Alexander Balon was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. Balon played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1959 and 1973 before multiple sclerosis led to his retirement.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1938-2007)
    • Birthplace: Wakaw, Canada
    • Profession: Ice Hockey Player
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    Viv Neves is a glamour model who has appeared in the British tabloid, The Sun as a Page 3 girl.more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1947-2002)
    • Birthplace: Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Model
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    James Frederic "Jimmie" Heuga was an American alpine ski racer who became one of the first two members of the U.S. men's team to win an Olympic medal in his sport. After multiple sclerosis prematurely ended his athletic career, he became an advocate of exercise and activity to combat the disease. Born ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1943-2010)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
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    Laza Ristovski
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    Laza Ristovski was a Serbian and former Yugoslav keyboardist, known for being a member of rock bands Smak and Bijelo Dugme, as well as for his eclectic solo work that spawned many different musical genres.more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1956-2007)
    • Birthplace: Novi Pazar, Serbia
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer, Organist, Keyboard player
    • Credits: Pretty Village, Pretty Flame, Impure Blood, A Holy Place
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    James Harrell McGriff was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader who developed a distinctive style of playing the Hammond B-3 organ.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)
    • Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Bandleader, Organist
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    Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE was an English cellist. At a young age, she achieved enduring mainstream popularity unusual for a classical performer. Despite her short career, she is regarded as one of the more uniquely talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century. Du Pré is most famous ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1945-1987)
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Musician, Cellist
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    Margaret Leighton was an English actress. She was known for her exquisite sense of grandeur and refinement. She created the role of Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana.more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1922-1976)
    • Birthplace: Barnt Green, England
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Go-Between, Dr. Kildare, Under Capricorn, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Best Man, + more
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    Léon Foucault
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    Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1819-1868)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Physicist
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    Sydney Ayres
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    Sydney Ayres was an American silent film actor, director and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1879-1916)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The Cameo of the Yellowstone, A Story of Little Italy, Trapped in a Forest Fire, True Western Hearts, American Born, + more
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    Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
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    Princess Maria Teresa Maddalena of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was the only child of Prince Louis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trani and his wife Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria. Maria Teresa was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and became a member of the House of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1867-1909)
    • Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
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    Bryan Edward Bush, Jr. was the first Republican of the 20th century to hold the position of district attorney of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Elected in 1984, Bush took office in 1985 and resigned in 1990 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of maintaining incomplete office records. Bush ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1934-2010)
    • Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Zeki Kuneralp was a Turkish diplomat, who was brought up in exile in Switzerland after the murder of his father, Ali Kemal Bey, during the Turkish War of Independence. After his education he returned to Turkey and, with the express approval of President İsmet İnönü, entered the Ministry of Foreign ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1918-1998)
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: Diplomat
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