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Famous People Who Died of Multiple Myeloma

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List of famous people who died of multiple myeloma, listed by fame and notoriety with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from multiple myeloma includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Make sure to also check out celebrity cancer survivors and famous athletes who beat cancer. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of multiple myeloma, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing has a variety of famous myelosis victims, like Susannah York, Jim Davis, Roy Scheider, Sam Walton, Lou Rukeyser, Stan Winston, Mickey Hargitay, Jim Davis, and Peter Boyle, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from multiple myeloma?" and "Which famous people died due to multiple myeloma?"These notable multiple myeloma deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has multiple myeloma 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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    Geraldine Ferraro was an American politician who served in congress from 1979-1985. In 1999, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. She fought the disease for 12 years before dying on March 26, 2011. She was 75 years old.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1935-2011)
    • Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States of America
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    Louis Rukeyser was an American journalist who appeared on "Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser." On May 2, 2006, he died of multiple myeloma at the age of 73.
    Louis Richard Rukeyser (January 30, 1933 – May 2, 2006) was an American financial journalist, columnist, and commentator, through print, radio, and television. He was best known for his role as host of two television series, Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, and Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street. He also published two financial newsletters, Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street and Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds. Named by People as the only sex symbol of "the dismal science" of economics, Rukeyser won numerous awards and honors over his lifetime. Rukeyser was famous for his pun-filled humor, and for trying to get investors to ignore short-term gyrations and think long term. In answering a letter on...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Stan Winston was an American special effects supervisor who worked on the film "Jurassic Park." He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2001. On June 15, 2008, he died as a result of the disease at the age of 62.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1946-2008)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
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    Jim Davis was an American actor who appeared on the television series "Dallas." He was diagnosed with cancer during the filming of season four of "Dallas." On April 26, 1981, he died at the age of 71.
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1909-1981)
    • Birthplace: Edgerton, Missouri, USA
    • Alternative Name: Jim Davis