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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, USA

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: USA, New York, Deer Park

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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#79 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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