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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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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
    • Credits: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, The Pixar Story, Toy Story, The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
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    Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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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: Georgia, USA, Valdosta
    • Profession: Social Critic, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist
    • Credits: Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen^!Bill Hicks: Sane Man^!Bill Hicks Live: Satirist^! Social Critic^! Stand-up Comedian^!Bill Hicks: Revelations
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    Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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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: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Donnie Darko, Point Break
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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: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: The Jack Benny Program^! To be or not To Be^! Broadway Melody of 1936^! George Washington Slept Here
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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: Spectre, Man on Fire, The Goonies, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994
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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: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Mildred Pierce, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Johnny Guitar, Grand Hotel
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    Sally Ride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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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: The Donna Reed Show, It's a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity, The Last Time I Saw Paris
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