Famous People Who Died of Testicular Cancer People

Famous People Who Died of Testicular Cancer

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Pete Postlethwaite and Brian Piccolo.

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

These notable testicular cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has testicular cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (14 items)

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    Pete Postlethwaite
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    Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite OBE was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and appeared in Alien 3, Amistad, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1946-2011)
    • Birthplace: Warrington, England
    • Profession: Dubbing, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: Inception, The Usual Suspects, The Last of the Mohicans, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, + more
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    Frederick Richard Dimbleby CBE was an English journalist and broadcaster, who became the BBC’s first war correspondent, and then its leading TV news commentator. As host of the long-running current affairs programme Panorama, he pioneered a popular style of interviewing that was respectful but ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1913-1965)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Broadcaster
    • Credits: Panorama
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    Johnny Rey
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1963-2006)
    • Birthplace: USA, Riverside, California
    • Profession: Pornographic actor
    • Credits: Best Of The 1980's, Volume 1, Chi Chi LaRue's Collection Vol. 2, Mirage, Midnight Run, + more
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    Gunnar Nilsson was a Swedish racing driver, born in Helsingborg. Before entering Formula One, he won the 1975 British Formula Three Championship. Nilsson entered 32 Formula One Grand Prix races, qualifying for all of them. He won once, the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder while driving for Team Lotus.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1948-1978)
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Profession: Race car driver
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    Louis Brian Piccolo was a professional football player, a running back for the Chicago Bears for four years. He died from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of germ cell testicular cancer, first diagnosed after it had spread to his chest cavity. He was the subject of the 1971 TV movie Brian's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 27 (1943-1970)
    • Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    Daniel Anthony Turk was an American football center in the National Football League from 1985 to 1999 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins. Turk was mainly used as a long snapper and reserve center.more

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    • Age: Died at 38 (1962-2000)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: American football player
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    Pat Trammell
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    Patrick Lee Trammell was an All-American quarterback for the University of Alabama from 1958 until 1961. In his senior year, he led the Crimson Tide to a perfect season of 11-0-0 and Alabama subsequently won the NCAA National Championship for 1961. On December 10, 1968, he died from metastatic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1940-1968)
    • Birthplace: Scottsboro, Alabama, United States of America
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    Gustavo Daniel Eberto was an Argentine soccer goalkeeper, lately of the Club Atlético Boca Juniors. He played for the Argentina Under-20 team in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Eberto died of testicular cancer in 2007 at the age of just 24.more

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    • Age: Died at 24 (1983-2007)
    • Birthplace: Paso de los Libres, Argentina
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    Josh Clayton-Felt

    Josh Clayton-Felt was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He co-founded the alternative rock band School of Fish and later embarked on a solo career.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1967-2000)
    • Profession: Songwriter
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    Michael Ferguson

    Michael Ferguson was an Irish Republican politician. He served as a councillor on Lisburn City Council and as an MLA for Belfast West.more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1953-2006)
    • Birthplace: Lisburn, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician
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    Gyula Gömbös

    Gyula Gömbös
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    Gyula Gömbös de Jákfa was a Hungarian military officer and politician, and served as Prime Minister of Hungary from 1 October 1932 until his death on 6 October 1936.more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1886-1936)
    • Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
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    Jim Koleff

    James Arthur Christopher Koleff was a Canadian hockey player and coach who spent three decades playing hockey and coaching and managing hockey teams in Europe. Koleff played for three seasons, from 1971 to 1973, with the junior hockey Hamilton Red Wings from 1971 to 1973. He was drafted by the Chicago ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1953-2008)
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    Peter Crimmins

    Peter Crimmins was a rover for the Hawthorn Football Club in the VFL, playing 176 games and kicking 231 goals from 1966 to 1975. He was an inspirational player and captain from 1974 who wore number 5. He was a member of the Hawks' 1971 premiership team. His father, Bryan Crimmins, also played in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1948-1976)
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    Greg Derek is an actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1954-1990)
    • Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin
    • Profession: Pornographic actor
    • Credits: Café Flesh, It's My Body, Sister Dearest, Black Throat, Boys of Big Sur
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