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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.

Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Pancreatic Cancer
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Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success. After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think". By the end of the 1960s she was being called "The Queen of Soul". Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1942 - 2018)

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Memphis

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#17 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#6 on The Best Singers of All Time

#62 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 2 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: Dec. at 56 (1955-2011)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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#46 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#55 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#51 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

#93 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 3 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: Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America

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#19 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#58 on The Most Original Comedians

#30 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

#32 on The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

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Patrick Swayze is listed (or ranked) 4 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. He starred in films from a range of genres, including the drama The Outsiders, the film Red Dawn, the romantic "coming-of-age" drama Dirty Dancing, the action film Road House, the romantic fantasy thriller Ghost, action film Point Break, co-starring with Keanu Reeves, the supernatural drama film Donnie Darko, and the drama Jump! ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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#42 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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