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Famous People Who Died of Kidney Cancer

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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. {#nodes}
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  • John Cheever
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    John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He is "now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century." While Cheever is perhaps best remembered for his short stories (including "The Enormous Radio", "Goodbye, My Brother", "The Five-Forty-Eight", "The Country Husband", and "The Swimmer"), he also wrote four novels, comprising...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1912-1982)
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Norfolk County, Quincy, United States of America

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  • Jay Ward
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    Jay Ward (September 20, 1920 – October 12, 1989) was an American creator and producer of animated TV cartoon shows. He produced animated series based on such characters as Crusader Rabbit, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Peabody and Sherman, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. His company, Jay Ward Productions, designed the trademark characters for the Cap'n Crunch, Quisp, and Quake breakfast cereals and it made TV commercials for those products, and the company also made a Drive-in Theater intermission in 1963, which later remastered in the 2010s. Ward produced the non-animated series Fractured Flickers that featured comedy redubbing of silent films....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1920-1989)
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California
  • Anthony Newley (24 September 1931 – 14 April 1999) was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two number one hits. With songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, Newley penned "Feeling Good", which was popularised by Nina Simone and covered by many other popular artists, as well as the title song of 1964 film Goldfinger (along with John Barry). Bricusse and Newley received an Academy Award nomination for the film score of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1931-1999)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, England
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    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1954-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America