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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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1920-2005)
    • Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
    • Profession: Priest, Writer, Philosopher
    • Credits: The Jeweller's Shop, Our God's Brother, Tryptyk rzymski
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 83 (1892-1975)
    • Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
    • Profession: Politician
    • Credits: Raza
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1921-2007)
    • Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, The King and I, The Innocents, Casino Royale + 47 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1904-1997)
    • Birthplace: Guang'an, China
    • Profession: Politician
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 76 more
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    Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave CBE was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1908-1985)
    • Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Film Director + 2 more
    • Credits: The Lady Vanishes, The Innocents, Battle of Britain, Dead of Night, The Dam Busters + 52 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1722-1803)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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    John Francis "Jack" Buck was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals. Buck's play-by-play work earned him recognition from numerous Halls of Fame, such as the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1924-2002)
    • Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Announcer, Sports commentator
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    Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy was an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971. In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy was the first candidate ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1916-2005)
    • Birthplace: Watkins, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Politician
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    John Vliet Lindsay was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster who was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York City, candidate for U.S. president, and regular guest host of Good Morning America. During his political career, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 79 (1921-2000)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Credits: Rosebud
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    Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., better known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1927-2004)
    • Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    James Sinclair Ross, CM was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life in the Canadian prairies. He is best known for his first novel, As For Me and My House. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1908-1996)
    • Birthplace: Shellbrook, Canada
    • Profession: Novelist, Banker, Writer
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    Roger Peyrefitte was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1907-2000)
    • Birthplace: Castres, France
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
    • Credits: The Seven Deadly Sins, Les amitiés particulières
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    William Howell Masters was an American gynecologist, best known as the senior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Along with Virginia E. Johnson, he pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1915-2001)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Physician
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    Morgan Scott Peck was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1936-2005)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychiatrist, Author, Writer
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    George Roy Hill was an American film director. He is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which both starred the acting duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Other notable films are Slaughterhouse-Five, The World According to Garp, The World of Henry ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1921-2002)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Slap Shot, Funny Farm, A Little Romance + 13 more
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    Joseph Herman Pasternak was a Hungarian-born American film producer in Hollywood. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 90 (1901-1991)
    • Birthplace: Șimleu Silvaniei, Romania
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer
    • Credits: In the Good Old Summertime, Destry Rides Again, Anchors Aweigh, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, One Hundred Men and a Girl + 70 more
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    Harold Edward "Red" Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was a college and professional American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears, and for the short-lived New York Yankees. His signing with the Bears helped legitimize the National Football League. He was a charter ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)
    • Birthplace: Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: American football player
    • Credits: The Galloping Ghost, The Golden Twenties
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    George Hislop was one of Canada's most influential gay activists. He was the first openly gay candidate for municipal office in Canada, as well as the first openly gay candidate for any political office in Ontario, and was a key figure in the early development of Toronto's gay community. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 78 (1927-2005)
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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