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List of famous people who died of melanoma, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from melanoma 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 melanoma, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Bob Marley, Glenn McQueen, and Stephen J. Cannell.

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

These notable melanoma deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has melanoma as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

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Stephen J. Cannell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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TV Writer Stephen J. Cannell was famous for creating some of the most iconic television series of the 70s and 80s including 21 Jump Street, The Rockford Files, The A-Team and many others. Cannell died in 2010 after complications with melanoma.

Stephen Joseph Cannell was an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor, and the founder of Cannell Entertainment and The Cannell Studios. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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Algis Budrys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Algis Budrys was a science fiction author whose award-winning work was seen in magazines, novels, and even film. In 2008 he passed away from complications from a malignant melanoma.

Algis Budrys was a Lithuanian-American science fiction author, editor, and critic. He was also known under the pen names "Frank Mason," "Alger Rome," "John A. Sentry," "William Scarff," and "Paul Janvier." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1931-2008)

Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia

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John Bunch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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John Bunch was an American Jazz Pianist who worked closely with Tony Bennett for years while also developing his own catalog of jazz compositions. He was still an accomplished musician all the way up until his death due to a melanoma in 2010. He was 88 years-old.

John Bunch was an American jazz pianist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

Birthplace: Tipton, Indiana, United States of America

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