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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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Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1930-1980)

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States of America

Also Ranked

#53 on The Best Actors in Film History

#4 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#54 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#97 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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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 was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. Raised unconventionally by his grandmother after his father Peter McLaren 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 in the 1970s that a new youth style was needed, and largely initiated the punk movement. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 64 (1946-2010)

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England

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

Age: Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States of America

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

#7 on The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

#24 on The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances

#10 on The Best Former Athletes Turned Actors

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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 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, United States of America

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