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Famous People Who Died of Diabetes Mellitus

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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
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    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885.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 invention an...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Johnny Cash
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    John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. 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 being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band characterized by train-like chugging guitar rhythms, a...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)
    • Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States of America

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  • Carroll O'Connor
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    John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer, and director whose television career spanned four decades. A lifelong member of the Actors Studio, in 1970 O'Connor found widespread fame as bigoted working man Archie Bunker, the main character in the CBS television sitcoms All in the Family (1971-79) and its spinoff, Archie Bunker's Place (1979-83). O'Connor later starred in the NBC/CBS television crime drama In the Heat of the Night (1988-95), where he played the role of Sparta, Mississippi police chief William (Bill) Gillespie. At the end of his career in the late 1990s, he played the father of Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) on Mad About You. In 1996,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Buddy Hackett
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    Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962); Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963); Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug (1968); and the voice of Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (1989)....  more
    • Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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