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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 ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer

Credits: Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, The Pixar Story, Toy Story, The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

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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, ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Social Critic, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Artist

Credits: Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen, Bill Hicks: Sane Man, Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian, + more

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1952-2009)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer

Credits: Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Donnie Darko, Point Break

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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 ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest

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