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Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer

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List Rules Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer

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

List of celebrity colon cancer deaths below includes Audrey Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett and more people.

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

These notable colorectal cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has colorectal cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer
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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell. She moved to London in 1948, where she continued her ballet training with Marie Rambert. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer
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Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and screen, model, and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she starred as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels (1976–1977). Fawcett began her career in the 1960s appearing in commercials and guest roles on television. During the 1970s, she appeared in numerous television series, including recurring roles on Harry O (1974–1976), and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978) with her first husband, film and television star Lee Majors. Her breakthrough role came in 1976 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer
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John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor who was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice. He starred in over 60 films, such as Mister Roberts (1955, for which he won the year's Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), Irma la Douce (1963), The Great Race (1965), The Odd Couple (1968, and its sequel The Odd Couple II (1998), both with frequent co-star Walter Matthau), Save the Tiger (1973, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), The China Syndrome (1979), Missing (1982), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Milton Berle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Colorectal Cancer
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Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; Yiddish: ‏מענדעל בערלינגער‎; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle's career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American television star and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during the first Golden Age of Television. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 94 (1908-2002)

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

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