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Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer

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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 (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party and the Kennedy political family, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the third-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States history. Kennedy was a brother of President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy—both victims of assassination—and was the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. Ted Kennedy was 30 years old when he first entered the Senate following a November 1962 special ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

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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 PhD (March 10, 1927 – February 9, 2005) was an American engineer, educator and inventor who invented the most common 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, after a few previous designs by other inventors had failed to gain any traction in manufacturing. Kearns won one of the best known patent infringement cases against Ford Motor Company (1978–1990) and a case against Chrysler Corporation (1982–1992). 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 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1927-2005)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana

Johnny Mercer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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John Herndon Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter, and singer. He was also a record label executive who co-founded Capitol Records with music industry businessman Buddy DeSylva and Glenn E. Wallichs.He is best known as a Tin Pan Alley lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as songs 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 1,500 songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1909-1976)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Theodore J. Forstmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Cancer
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Theodore Joseph Forstmann (February 13, 1940 – November 20, 2011) 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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut