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Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer

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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.

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    Dino Paul Crocetti (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995), known famously as Dean Martin, was an American singer, actor and comedian. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed "The King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.Martin gained his career breakthrough through the Martin & Lewis act, which he formed together with fellow comedian Jerry Lewis. Following an acrimonious ending of his partnership with Lewis, Martin pursued a solo career as an actor and performer. Martin established himself as a notable singer, recording numerous contemporary songs as well as standards from the Great American Songbook....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)
    • Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Gender: Male
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Songwriter, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer
    • Credits: The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas, The Big Lebowski

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    Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television. He was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri and has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. He was an art collector and arts consultant with a degree in art history, and he lectured and wrote books on the subject. The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is named in his honor. He...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1911-1993)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Gender: Male
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, Writer, Presenter
    • Credits: House of Usher, House of Wax, The Fly, The Hollywood Squares

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    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Mitchum was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Story of G.I. Joe (1945). Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1917-1997)
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Gender: Male
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Alternative Name: Robert Mitchum
    • Profession: Film Producer, Author, Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: The Night of the Hunter, Cape Fear, Out of the Past, Ryan's Daughter

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    LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist in history to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the US and a...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1948-2012)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Gender: Female
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor
    • Credits: American Hustle, Frost/Nixon, The Martian, Charlie Wilson's War

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