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List of famous people who died of leukemia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from leukemia 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 leukemia, including actors, musicians and athletes. For some good news, here are athletes who beat cancer and celebrity cancer survivors

List is made up of many different people, including Etta James, Charlie Murphy, Fred MacMurray, and Craig Sager.

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

These notable leukemia deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has leukemia as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. She was born Maria Salomea Skłodowska in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. She studied at Warsaw's clandestine Floating University and began her ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. She was most active in films during the 1930s, and during this time she co-starred with Glenda Farrell in nine films, in which the duo portrayed gold-diggers. Blondell continued acting for the rest of her life, often in small character roles or supporting television roles. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)

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

Profession: Fashion Model, Author, Actor, Singer

Credits: Grease, The Public Enemy, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Topper Returns

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Charlie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the older brother of Eddie Murphy. He is most notable as being a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show. ...more

Age: Died at 57

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

Profession: Soldier, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Night at the Museum, Chappelle's Show, Harlem Nights, Norbit, Mo' Better Blues, + more

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Craig Sager is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Leukemia
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Craig Graham Sager, Sr. is an American sideline reporter for TNT and TBS. Sager is a graduate of Northwestern University. He has previously covered sports for CBS and CNN. His nicknames are "America's Sideline Reporter", "Totino Boy", "Sagervision", and "Mr. Fancy Suit". Sager battled acute myeloid leukemia and missed the entire 2014 NBA Playoffs and a portion of the 2014–2015 regular season. Sager will miss the entire 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Journalist

Credits: Major League Baseball on TBS

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