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Famous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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List RulesFamous People Who Died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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

List ranges from Lou Gehrig to Dennis Day and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?" and "Which famous people died due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?"

These notable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. {#nodes}
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    Robert Beck was the founder and owner of Robert Beck Gallery in San Anselmo, California....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1923-2007)
    • Birthplace: Pilot Rock, Oregon
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    Polly Platt

    Mary Marr "Polly" Platt (January 29, 1939 – July 27, 2011) was an American film producer, production designer and screenwriter....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1939-2011)
    • Birthplace: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States of America
  • Tony Robert Judt, FBA ( JUT; 2 January 1948 – 6 August 2010) was an English-American historian, essayist and university professor who specialised in European history. Judt moved to New York and served as the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies at New York University, and Director of NYU's Erich Maria Remarque Institute. He was a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. In 1996 Judt was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2007 a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1948-2010)
    • Birthplace: East End of London, London, England
  • Jon Stone (April 13, 1932 – March 29, 1997) was an American writer, director and producer, who was best known for being an original crew member on Sesame Street and is credited with helping develop characters such as Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Stone won 18 television Emmy Awards. Many regard him as one of the best children's television writers....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1931-1997)
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America