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Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer

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

The list you're viewing contains people like Humphrey Bogart, Robert Kardashian, and Christopher Hitchens.

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

These notable esophageal cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has esophageal cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
  • Humphrey Bogart
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    Humphrey DeForest Bogart (; December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and theater actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected him as the greatest male star of classic American cinema.Bogart began acting in Broadway shows after World War I. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, he began his movie career in Up the River, a comedy directed by John Ford. The film also starred Spencer Tracy; Bogart played the romantic role in a part as large as Tracy's, despite Bogart's much lower billing. Bogart appeared in various supporting parts, struggling for several years, sometimes... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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  • Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics, and literature. A staple of public discourse, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded public intellectual and a controversial public figure. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, Free Inquiry, and Vanity Fair. Having long described himself as a democratic socialist, Marxist, and an... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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  • Ron Silver
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    Ronald Arthur Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. As an actor, he portrayed Henry Kissinger, Alan M. Dershowitz and Angelo Dundee. He was awarded a Tony in 1988 for Best Actor for Speed-the-Plow, a satirical dissection of the American movie business.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Richard Dawson

    Richard Dawson
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    Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a British-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan's Heroes, as a regular panelist on Match Game (1973–1978) and as the original host of Family Feud (1976–1985 and 1994–1995).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)
    • Birthplace: England, Gosport


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