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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. Over his career he received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning one. Bogart began acting in 1921 after a hitch in the U.S. Navy in WWI and little success in various jobs in finance and the production side of the theater. Gradually he became a regular in Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

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

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of over thirty books, including five collections of essays, on a range of subjects, including politics, literature and religion. A staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: England, Portsmouth

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1946-2009)

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

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Esophageal Cancer
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Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson was an English-American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976 to 1985 and from 1994 to 1995, and a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Gosport, United Kingdom

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