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Famous People Who Died of Mesothelioma

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

List people include Steve McQueen, Warren Zevon and many additional people as well.

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

These notable mesothelioma deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has mesothelioma as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (28 items)
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Mesothelioma
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Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. McQueen was nicknamed "The King of Cool", and his antihero persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, Love With the Proper Stranger, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1930-1980)

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States of America

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Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Mesothelioma
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Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He is best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols. Brought up unconventionally by his grandmother after his father, Peter, left the family home, McLaren attended a number of British art colleges and adopted the stance of the social rebel in the style of French revolutionaries the Situationists. With a keen eye for trends, McLaren realised that a new protest style was needed for the 1970s, and largely initiated the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1946-2010)

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England

Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Mesothelioma
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Merlin Jay Olsen (; September 15, 1940 – March 11, 2010) was an American football player, announcer, and actor. He played his entire 15-year professional football career in National Football League (NFL) as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl a record 14 straight times, missing selection only in the last year of his career. This record of 14 seasons selected to play in the Pro Bowl, consecutive or otherwise, is shared with current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, former offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, former tight end Tony Gonzalez, and former quarterback Peyton Manning. A recipient of the 1961 Outland Trophy as the best lineman in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States of America

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Army Archerd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Mesothelioma
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Armand Andre "Army" Archerd (January 13, 1922 – September 8, 2009) was an American columnist for Variety for over fifty years before retiring his "Just for Variety" column in September 2005. In November 2005, Archerd began blogging for Variety and was working on a memoir when he died. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1922-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA