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List of famous people who died of brain tumor, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died of brain cancer are listed alphabetically and include the famous brain cancer victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Here are also celebrity brain cancer deaths and celebrities who died of traumatic brain injury

List people include James William Benson, Pat Kavanagh, Gene Siskel, Susan Hayward, Meredith Macrae, Bert Convy, Lou Rawlsand, and more.

These notable brain tumor deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has rain tumor as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "You're the Top", "Anything Goes", and "There's No Business Like Show Business", which later became her theme song. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1908-1984)

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#20 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#11 on The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

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Susan Hayward is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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Susan Hayward was an American actress. After working as a fashion model in New York, Hayward traveled to Hollywood in 1937. She secured a film contract, and played several small supporting roles over the next few years. By the late 1940s, the quality of her film roles had improved, and she achieved recognition for her dramatic abilities with the first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performance as an alcoholic in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. Her career continued successfully through the 1950s and she received subsequent nominations for My Foolish Heart, With a Song in My Heart and I'll Cry Tomorrow. She finally won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1917-1975)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#36 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#20 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

#29 on The Best Actresses Who Won Oscars and Globes for the Same Role

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George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris as well as the opera Porgy and Bess. Gershwin studied piano under Charles Hambitzer and composition with Rubin Goldmark and Henry Cowell. He began his career as a song plugger, but soon started composing Broadway theatre works with his brother Ira Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva. He moved to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger, where he began to compose An American in Paris. After returning to New York City, he wrote Porgy and Bess ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1898-1937)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#97 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#29 on These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

#41 on The Greatest Pianists of All Time

#55 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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Fritz Von Erich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Brain Tumors
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Jack Barton Adkisson was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich family. He was also the owner of the World Class Championship Wrestling territory. ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1929-1997)

Birthplace: Jewett, Texas, USA

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