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.

Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Sting (1973), Slap Shot (1977), and The Verdict (1982). He voiced Doc Hudson in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney developed an early interest in drawing. He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, 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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Andy Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Lung Cancer
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Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (; January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, and performance artist. While often called a comedian, Kaufman described himself instead as a "song and dance man". He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, once saying in a rare introspective interview, "I am not a comic, I have never told a joke. ... The comedian's promise is that he will go out there and make you laugh with him... My only promise is that I will try to entertain you as best I can."After working in small comedy clubs in the early 1970s, Kaufman came to the attention of a wider audience in 1975, when he was invited to perform ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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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