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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, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. Many other inventions marked Bell's later ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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#40 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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

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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 gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of multiple induction in the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash was known for his deep bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor, free prison concerts, and trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

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#34 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#17 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#1 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#18 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 man Archie Bunker, the main character in the 1970s CBS television sitcoms All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place. O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night from 1988 to 1995, where he played the role of southern Police Chief William Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Buchman on Mad About You. In 1996, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1924-2003)

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

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