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List of famous people who died of diabetes mellitus, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by sugar diabetes are listed alphabetically and include the famous diabetes mellitus victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

This list has everything from Johnny Cash to Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Featuring rock stars who were dying from diabetes and more, this list has it all. 

These notable simple diabetes deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has diabetes mellitus as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more

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#36 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#44 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, Walk the Line, Dawn of the Dead, Gone in Sixty Seconds

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#34 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#16 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#95 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#20 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major General Colt in the 1970 movie Kelly's Heroes. The following year he found fame as the lovable bigoted working ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1924-2001)

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

Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: In the Heat of the Night, Kelly's Heroes, Return to Me, Point Blank

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Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus
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Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug, and Scuttle in The Little Mermaid. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Little Mermaid, Scrooged, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, + more

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