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List of famous people who died of surgical complications, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died during surgery or post-surgery are listed alphabetically and include the famous surgical complications victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list includes Ben Komproe, Myrna Loy and more people. These notable deaths that occurred during and after surgery include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has surgical complications as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (145 People)
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1930-1980)

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: The Great Escape, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Papillon, Bullitt

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting

Credits: Back to School, Rover Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me, The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Chelsea Girls, Empire, Mario Banana I, Blow Job

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Myrna Loy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Myrna Loy was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1905-1993)

Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Dancer

Credits: The Best Years of Our Lives, The Thin Man, The Great Ziegfeld, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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#72 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1880-1964)

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Profession: Military Officer

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Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. Combined, he held the NWA Championship for 10 years, three months and nine days, longer than anyone else in history. Among his many ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1916-2002)

Birthplace: Banat, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler

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Rod Serling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1924-1975)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Syracuse

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright

Credits: Planet of the Apes, The Twilight Zone, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Phantom of the Paradise Night Gallery, + more

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#60 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

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Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian-born American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The ...more

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Age: Died at 31 (1895-1926)

Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy

Profession: Actor, Dancer, Teacher

Credits: The Sheik, The Son of the Sheik, The Eagle, Blood and Sand

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#75 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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