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Famous People Who Died of Breast Cancer

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List of famous people who died of breast cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from breast cancer includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might also be interested in celebrity breast cancer survivors and celebs who have had mastectomies. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of breast cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

Examples of female celebs on this list include Ingrid Bergman, Naomi Ruth Sims, Marianna Komlos, and Bette Davis. Featuring female singers, Hollywood actresses, male movie stars, and more, this list has it all. 

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

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

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  • Linda McCartney
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    Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney (née Eastman; formerly See; September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American musician, photographer, animal rights activist and entrepreneur. She was married to Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Linda was a professional photographer of celebrities and contemporary musicians. Her photos were also published in the book Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era in 1992.Linda married Paul in March 1969 at the register office in Marylebone, London and thereafter went to St John's Wood Church for a blessing. Her daughter, Heather Louise, from her marriage to Melville See, was adopted by her new husband. Together, the McCartneys had three other... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1941-1998)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Rosalind Russell
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    Catherine Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress, comedian, screenwriter and singer, known for her role as fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday (1940), as well as for her portrayals of Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958) and Rose in Gypsy (1962). A noted comedian, she won all five Golden Globes for which she was nominated. Russell won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1953 for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based on the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress four times... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1907-1976)
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Waterbury
  • Lynn Rachel Redgrave (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English and American actress. She won 2 Golden Globe Awards, was a two-time Oscar nominee and received Emmy and Tony nominations. A member of the Redgrave family of actors, Lynn trained in London before making her theatrical debut in 1962. By the mid-1960s she had appeared in several films, including Tom Jones (1963) and Georgy Girl (1966), which won her a New York Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy as well as earning her a nomination for an Academy Award. She made her Broadway debut in 1967, and performed in several stage productions in New York while making frequent returns to London's... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1943-2010)
    • Birthplace: England, London

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  • Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone (), was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth of eight children born to a poor family in Tryon, North Carolina, Simone initially aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of a few supporters in her hometown, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She then applied for a scholarship to study at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was denied admission despite a well-received... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1933-2003)
    • Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States of America

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