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Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer

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List of famous people who died of prostate cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from prostate 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 prostate cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

With people ranging from Frank Zappa to Charlton Heston, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from prostate cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to prostate cancer?"

These notable prostate cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has prostate cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (328 items)

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    Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films with James Dean. In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1936-2010)
    • Birthplace: Dodge City, USA, Kansas
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Artist, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: Apocalypse Now, Hoosiers, Blue Velvet, True Romance, Speed, + more
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    Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played the leading role in The Ten Commandments; Touch of Evil with Orson Welles; Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor; El Cid; and Planet of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1923-2008)
    • Birthplace: USA, Evanston, Illinois
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Political Activist, Film Director
    • Credits: Hercules, Planet of the Apes, Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, The Ten Commandments, + more
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    Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)
    • Profession: Conductor, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer
    • Credits: Y Tu Mamá También, Head, 200 Motels, The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers, The Amazing Mr. Bickford, + more
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    Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film and on Broadway. From 1965 to 1986 Griffin hosted his own talk show, The Merv Griffin Show, produced by Westinghouse ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)
    • Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Business magnate, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, The Man with Two Brains, The Lonely Guy, Dance Fever, + more
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    William Alexander "Bud" Abbott was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1895-1974)
    • Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Actor, Vaudeville Performer
    • Credits: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Naughty Nineties, + more
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    Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1901-1961)
    • Birthplace: USA, Helena, Montana
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: High Noon, Cinema Paradiso, The Pride of the Yankees, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Wings, + more
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    Mobutu Sese Seko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1965 to 1997. Installed and supported in office primarily by Belgium and the United States, he formed an authoritarian regime, amassed vast personal wealth, and attempted to purge the country of all ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1930-1997)
    • Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Profession: Politician
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    William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Prostate Cancer
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    William Bradford Shockley Jr. was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, the duo who invented the transistor. The three were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley's attempts to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1910-1989)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Mountaineer
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