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Famous Liver Transplant Recipients

Updated June 14, 2019 45.4k views15 items

List RulesMust be well-known individuals who have received a new liver. Recipients are listed in no particular order.

A list of famous liver transplant recipients. All types of celebrities have been included from the music industry, TV, film, and more. Despite what many may think, there have been reports of organ transplants dating as far back as ancient Rome. The hurdle throughout the millennia, however, has always been transplant rejection.

But thank to modern medicine and the discovery of sufficiently powerful immunosuppressant drugs, organ transplants and other forms of reconstructive surgery such as skin and musculoskeletal grafts are now as common as ever. Kidney transplants are the most popular followed by liver and hearts. Most recently, we've also begun to see full facial transplants. This is a list of celebrities and other famous individuals who have received their own liver transplant.

Who are famous liver transplant recipients? Take a look here and see for yourself.
  • Chris Klug

    Chris Klug
    Photo: Parke Brewer / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Transplant Date: 2000
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Vail, Colorado
  • Transplant Date: November 1994
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Evel Knievel
    Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
    Transplant Date: January 29, 1999
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)
    • Birthplace: Butte, Montana, United States of America

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  • Freddy Fender
    Photo: Gene Pugh / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0
    Transplant Date: 2004
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)
    • Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, United States of America

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