Melanoma Famous People Who Died of Melanoma

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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. 
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Bruce Snyder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Bruce Snyder was an American football player and coach. After playing for Oregon in the early 1960s as a fullback, Snyder embarked on a coaching career. He was the head coach at Utah State University, University of California, Berkeley, and Arizona State University, compiling a record of 125–106–6 ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1940-2009)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Coach

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Jamie Gillis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Jamie Gillis was an openly bisexual adult film star who appeared in many gay and straight pornographic films during the 1970s. He died of malignant melanoma in 2010. He had stated previously that he wanted his ashes to be spread in New York's Times Square, but later retracted this wish, stating "clean Times Square would contaminate them."

Jamie Gillis was an American pornographic actor, director and member of the AVN Hall of Fame. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1943-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Film Director

Credits: The Opening of Misty Beethoven, Die You Zombie Bastards!, Co-Ed Fever, Lust at First Bite, Talk Dirty to Me Part III, + more

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Jim Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Jim Johnson was an American football player and coach. He played tight end for the Buffalo Bills for two years in 1963-64, but is most well known for his coaching career for the Philadelphia Eagles later in life. In 2009 he took a leave of absence from coaching in order to undergo treatment for a melanoma. A few months later he died, only 4 days after officially resigning from his coaching job.

Jim Johnson was an American football coach, formerly serving as defensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles. Widely regarded as one of the best defensive coordinators in the National Football League, he was especially known for being a master architect of blitzes, disguising them skillfully ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1941-2009)

Birthplace: Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Coach, American football player

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Glenn McQueen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died of Melanoma
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Glenn McQueen was an animation supervisor from some of Pixar Studio's biggest successes, including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Monster's Inc. He died of melanoma in 2002 during the production of Finding Nemo. That film was eventually dedicated to him, as well as an even bigger honor in 2006 when the main character in Pixar's Cars was named "Lightning McQueen."

Glenn John McQueen was a Canadian supervisor of digital animation and supervising character animator at Pixar and PDI. ...more

Age: Died at 42 (1960-2002)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Profession: Animator

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