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Famous People Who Died of Bone Cancer

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

Examples include Carl Sagan and Peter Boyle. This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from bone cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to bone cancer?" These notable bone cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has bone cancer 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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    Carl Edward Sagan (; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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    Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death. He played a wide range of classical and modern parts, making an impact in Shakespeare at the Old Vic. His film career took him to Broadway and then Hollywood, but he also collaborated with Alexander Korda on notable British films of the era, including The Private Life of Henry VIII, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1899-1962)
    • Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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  • Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, trapeze artist, police officer, actor and singer. McMahon and Johnny Carson began their association in their first TV series, the ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from 1957 to 1962. McMahon then made his famous thirty-year mark as Carson's sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992. He also hosted the original Star Search from 1983 to 1995, co-hosted TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark from 1982 to 1998 and also presented sweepstakes for the direct marketing company American Family Publishers (not,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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    Don Adams

    Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television situation comedy Get Smart (1965–70, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his performance in the series (1967–69). Adams also provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963–66) and Inspector Gadget (1983–86) as well as several revivals and spinoffs of the latter in the 1990s....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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