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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Charles Laughton and Raymond Burr.

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

These notable kidney cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has kidney cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (33 items)
Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death; they had no children. He played a wide range of classical and modern parts, making a big impact in Shakespeare at the Old Vic. His film career took him to Hollywood, but he also collaborated with Alexander Korda on some of the most notable British films of the era, including The Private Life of Henry VIII. Among Laughton's biggest film-hits were The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Mutiny on the ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1899-1962)

Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations. His early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. He won two Emmy Awards in 1959 and 1961 for the role of Perry Mason, which he played for nine seasons between 1957 and 1966. His second hit series, Ironside, earned him six Emmy nominations, and two Golden Globe nominations. He is also widely known for his role as Steve Martin in both Godzilla, King of the ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

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#45 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political issues, in a manner that was courteous. Thanks to WBZ's wide signal reach, he gained a following from across the United States as well as Canada. On December 9, 2004, he succumbed to Merkel cell carcinoma after it had metastasized to his lungs and kidneys. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1940-2004)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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Lee Remick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer
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Lee Ann Remick was an American film and television actress. Among her best-known films are Anatomy of a Murder, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Omen. ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1935-1991)

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

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