Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer People

Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly and aggressive types of cancer in existence. And dying from the painful disease is a sad, heartbreaking way to go. When it comes to cancer, celebrities are not immune. This is a list of famous people who died of pancreatic cancer, including photos, birth dates, professions, and other information.

These celebrities who died by pancreatic cancer are listed alphabetically and include the famous pancreatic cancer victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Everyone from Steve Jobs to Patrick Swayze is included on this list. These notable pancreatic cancer deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians and religious leaders to writers and inventors. Everyone on this list has had pancreatic 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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    Steve Jobs
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    Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer
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    William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)
    • Birthplace: Valdosta, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Lowndes County, Georgia, + more
    • Profession: Social Critic, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist
    • Credits: No Cure for Cancer, Totally Bill Hicks, Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Ninja Bachelor Party, Patrol, + more
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    Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences and gaining him statuses as a teen idol and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1952-2009)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, The Outsiders, Point Break, + more
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    Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: Paper Moon, To Be or Not to Be, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Jackie Gleason Show, + more
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    Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1935-2007)
    • Birthplace: Modena, Italy
    • Profession: Opera Singer, Actor
    • Credits: Rigoletto, Yes, Giorgio, Maria Stuarda, The 3 Tenors, + more
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    Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a chorine on Broadway, Crawford signed a motion picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. In the 1930s, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1904-1977)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Grand Hotel, Mildred Pierce, Johnny Guitar, Hush… Hush, + more
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    Sally Ride
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    Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space and still remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1951-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Physicist, Astronaut
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    Donna Reed
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    Donna Reed was an American film and television actress and producer. Her career spanned over forty years, with appearances in over forty films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1921-1986)
    • Birthplace: USA, Denison, Iowa
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity, Dallas, Cinema Paradiso, The Picture of Dorian Gray, + more
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    Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include La Dolce Vita; 8½; La Notte; Divorce, Italian Style; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style; A Special Day; City of Women; Henry IV; Dark Eyes; and Stanno tutti bene. His ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1924-1996)
    • Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Italy
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Cinema Paradiso, La Dolce Vita, 8½, The Guns of Navarone, The Big Feast, + more
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    Anne Francis
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    Anne Lloyd Francis was an American actress known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet and for having starred in the television series Honey West which was the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title. She won a Golden Globe Award and was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1930-2011)
    • Birthplace: Ossining, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: Forbidden Planet, Dallas, Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard Jungle, Funny Girl, + more
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    Count Basie
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    William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1904-1984)
    • Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Blazing Saddles, Cinderfella, Hit Parade of 1943, Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux: Ella and Basie '79, Norman Granz' Jazz in Montreux: Count Basie Jam '75, + more
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    Pete Postlethwaite
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    Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite OBE was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and appeared in Alien 3, Amistad, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1946-2011)
    • Birthplace: Warrington, England
    • Profession: Dubbing, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Inception, The Usual Suspects, The Last of the Mohicans, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, + more
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    Fred Gwynne
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    Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in Pet Sematary, The Cotton Club and My Cousin Vinny. He was recognized for his distinctive bass-baritone voice.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1926-1993)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Illustrator, Painter, Actor, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Pet Sematary, My Cousin Vinny, Fatal Attraction, The Munsters, Car 54, + more
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    Syd Barrett
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    Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band. Barrett left Pink Floyd in April ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1946-2006)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
    • Credits: The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story, A Technicolor Dream, Syd Barrett: Under Review
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    Ben Gazzara
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    Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director.more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Actor
    • Credits: The Big Lebowski, Columbo, Road House, Anatomy of a Murder, Happiness, + more
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    Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. He is widely known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1936-1991)
    • Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Highway to Heaven, Father Murphy, + more
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    Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison MBE was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949. He won his second Tony for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1908-1990)
    • Birthplace: Huyton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: My Fair Lady, Cleopatra, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Doctor Dolittle, The Agony and the Ecstasy, + more
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    Alan Bates
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    Sir Alan Arthur Bates, KBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. He is also known for his performance ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1934-2003)
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Hamlet, Gosford Park, The Mothman Prophecies, The Sum of All Fears, Zorba the Greek, + more
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    Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1924-1994)
    • Birthplace: Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Television producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, The Great Mouse Detective, Touch of Evil, Creature from the Black Lagoon, + more
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    Keenan Wynn
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    Keenan Wynn was an American character actor. His expressive face was his stock in trade, and though he rarely carried the lead role, he got prominent billing in most of his film and television parts.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1916-1986)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Character actor, Actor
    • Credits: Once Upon a Time in the West, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Touch of Evil, Nashville, The Last Unicorn, + more
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