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

This list has a variety of people in it, from Ted Kennedy to Johnny Mercer.

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

These notable brain cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has brain cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.
Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history, having served there for almost 47 years. The most prominent living member of the Kennedy family for many years, he was the last surviving son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy; the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination; and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. Kennedy entered the Senate in a November 1962 special election to fill the seat once held by his brother ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1932-2009)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Robert Kearns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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Robert William Kearns was an American inventor who invented the intermittent windshield wiper systems used on most automobiles from 1969 to the present. His first patent for the invention was filed on December 1, 1964. Kearns won one of the best known patent infringement cases against Ford Motor Company and a case against Chrysler Corporation. Having invented and patented the intermittent windshield wiper mechanism, which was useful in light rain or mist, he tried to interest the "Big Three" auto makers in licensing the technology. They all rejected his proposal, yet began to install intermittent wipers in their cars, beginning in 1969. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1927-2005)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Johnny Mercer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won four. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1909-1976)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

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Theodore J. Forstmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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Theodore Joseph "Ted" Forstmann was one of the founding partners of Forstmann Little & Company, a private equity firm, and chairman and CEO of IMG, a global sports and media company. A billionaire, Forstmann was a Republican and a philanthropist. He supported school choice and funded scholarship programs for the disadvantaged. He led a tour of refugee camps in the former Yugoslavia. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

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