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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly and aggressive types of cancer in existence. And dying from the painful disease is a sad, heartbreaking way to go. When it comes to cancer, celebrities are not immune. Here are celebs who died of liver cancer and famous females who died of ovarian cancer. This is a list of famous people who died of pancreatic cancer, including photos, birth dates, professions, and other information.

These celebrities who died by pancreatic cancer are listed alphabetically and include the famous pancreatic cancer victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. Steve Jobs, Alan Rickman, Patrick Swayze, Syd Barrett,  Bill Hicks, and Joan Crawford are all included on this list of celebrities who had cancer in their pancreas. These notable pancreatic cancer deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians and religious leaders to writers and inventors. Everyone on this list has had pancreatic cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.

Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that keep people "stupid and apathetic". At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

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Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences and gaining him statuses as a teen idol and sex symbol. He starred in films from a range of genres, including the drama The Outsiders, the war film Red Dawn, the romantic "coming-of-age" drama Dirty Dancing, the action film Road House, the romantic fantasy/crime thriller Ghost, action crime film Point Break, co-starring with Keanu Reeves, the supernatural drama film Donnie Darko, and the drama Jump!, as well as in the television serials ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1952-2009)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is well known for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series. Rickman has also had a number of other notable film roles such as Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, Harry in Love Actually, P.L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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