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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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    Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. 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. He played a wide range of classical and modern parts, making an impact in Shakespeare at the Old Vic. His film career took him to Broadway and then Hollywood, but he also collaborated with Alexander Korda on notable British films of the era, including The Private Life of Henry VIII, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the title...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1899-1962)
    • Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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    Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He was prominently involved in multiple charitable endeavors, such as working on behalf of the United Service Organizations, the USO. Burr's early acting career included roles on Broadway, radio, television and in film, usually as the villain. His portrayal of the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window (1954) is regarded as his best-known film role; although he is also remembered for his role in the American version of the 1954 Godzilla, which he would later reprise in the American...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)
    • Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

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    David Barry Brudnoy (June 5, 1940 – December 9, 2004) 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: Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Lee Ann Remick (December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991) was an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses, and for the 1966 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway theatre performance in Wait Until Dark. Remick made her film debut in 1957 in A Face in the Crowd. Her other notable film roles include Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Wild River (1960), The Detective (1968), The Omen (1976), and The Europeans (1979). She won Golden Globe Awards for the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, and for playing the title role in the 1974 miniseries Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill. For the latter role, she also won the BAFTA TV Award...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1935-1991)
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

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