Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease

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List of famous people who died of parkinson's disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from parkinson's disease 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 parkinson's disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list below has everything from Deborah Kerr to Pope John Paul II.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from parkinson's disease?" and "Which famous people died due to parkinson's disease?"

These notable parkinson's disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has parkinson's disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (263 items)
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    Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    Pope Saint John Paul II born Karol Józef Wojtyła was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and Cardinal who eventually rose to become Pope. He was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who was elected in August after the death of Pope Paul VI, died after ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1920-2005)
    • Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
    • Profession: Priest, Writer, Philosopher
    • Credits: The Papal Chase, Our God's Brother, The Jeweller's Shop, Philomena
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    Francisco Franco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general and the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Coming from a military background, he became the youngest general in Europe in the 1920s. A strong conservative, he was shocked when the monarchy was removed and replaced with a republic in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1892-1975)
    • Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
    • Profession: Politician
    • Credits: Raza
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    George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    George Corley Wallace, Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1919-1998)
    • Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Deborah Kerr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    Deborah Kerr CBE was a Scottish-born, internationally known film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion picture The King and I and the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as "Laura Reynolds" in the play Tea and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1921-2007)
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The King and I, From Here to Eternity, Black Narcissus, The Innocents
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    Deng Xiaoping is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    Deng Xiaoping; 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997 was a Chinese revolutionary and statesman. He was the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led his country through far-reaching market economic reforms. While Deng never held office as the head of state, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1904-1997)
    • Birthplace: Guang'an, China
    • Profession: Politician
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    Jim Backus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    James Gilmore "Jim" Backus was an American radio, television, film, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo, the rich Hubert Updike III on the radio version of The Alan Young Show, Joan Davis's character's husband on TV's I Married Joan, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1913-1989)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Writer
    • Credits: Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, + more
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    Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1908-1985)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: The Lady Vanishes, The Innocents, Battle of Britain, Dead of Night, The Dam Busters, + more
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    Samuel Adams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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    Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1722-1803)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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