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Famous People Who Died of Ovarian Cancer

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List of famous people who died of ovarian cancer, listed by fame and notoriety with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from ovarian cancer 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 ovarian cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.This list includes Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn and more. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from ovarian cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to ovarian cancer?"These notable ovarian cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has ovarian cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (83 items)


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    Gilda Radner was an American comedic actress who appeared on the television series "Saturday Night Live." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. She went into remission for a period of time before the cancer returned in December 1988. She died on May 20, 1989 at the age of 42 with her husband Gene Wilder at her side.

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    Age: Died at 43 (1946-1989)
    Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
    Schools: University of Michigan
    Cause Of Death: Ovarian cancer
    Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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    Madeline Kahn was an American actress who appeared in the film "Young Frankenstein." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1998 and died on December 3, 1999. Kahn was 57 years old.

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    Age: Died at 57 (1942-1999)
    Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    Schools: Martin Van Buren High School, Hofstra University
    Cause Of Death: Ovarian cancer
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    Dinah Shore was an American singer and actress who appeared in the film "Up in Arms." She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1993 and died on February 24, 1994. Shore died a few days before turning 78.

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    Age: Died at 78 (1916-1994)
    Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of America
    Profession: Actor, Singer, Presenter, TV Personality
    Schools: Hume-Fogg High School, Vanderbilt University
    Cause Of Death: Ovarian cancer
    Place Of Death: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Children: Melissa Montgomery-Hime, John David Montgomery
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    Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader and the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. She had a number of heath problems later in life including heart disease and a series of strokes. She died from respiratory illness complicated by ovarian cancer on January 30, 2006. King was 78 years old.

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    Age: Died at 79 (1927-2006)
    Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States of America
    Profession: Civil rights activist, Author, Singer, Women's rights activist, Writer + 1 more
    Schools: Dillard University, New England Conservatory of Music, Lincoln Normal School, Antioch College
    Cause Of Death: Respiratory failure
    Place Of Death: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
    Children: Yolanda King, Bernice King, Dexter Scott King, Martin Luther King III
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    Loretta Young was an American actress who appeared in the film "The Farmer's Daughter." She died from ovarian cancer on August 12, 2000 at the age of 87.

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    Age: Died at 87 (1913-2000)
    Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Schools: Ramona Convent Secondary School
    Cause Of Death: Ovarian cancer
    Place Of Death: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    Children: Judy Lewis, Christopher Lewis, Peter Lewis
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    Rosalind Franklin was a British biophysicist who worked on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1956. She underwent several treatments to try to beat the disease, but she died on April 16, 1958 at the age of 37.

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    Age: Died at 38 (1920-1958)
    Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
    Schools: University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cambridge, St Paul's Girls' School
    Major/Field Of Study: Physical Chemistry
    Cause Of Death: Cancer, Ovarian cancer
    Place Of Death: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
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