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List of famous people who died of lung cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from lung cancer includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. You might be interested in celebs who quit smoking and celebrities who still smoke cigarettes. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of lung cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing is made up of famous victims of lung diseases like Paul Newman and George Harrison.

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

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

Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations, six Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing. Newman married actress Joanne Woodward in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

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#2 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#40 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

#27 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company. As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created numerous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 65 (1901-1966)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Hermosa, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Animator, + more

Credits: Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, The Skeleton Dance

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#15 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#48 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#86 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#40 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", which became the Beatles' second-most-covered song. Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Let It Be, The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison: Living in the Material World

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#94 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#74 on The Best Singers of All Time

#55 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#92 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist. While often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Pranks and elaborate ruses were major elements of his career. His body of work maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 35 (1949-1984)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, + more

Credits: Taxi, Heartbeeps, I'm from Hollywood, My Breakfast with Blassie

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#91 on The Funniest People of All Time

#48 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#56 on The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

#24 on The Most Original Comedians

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