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List of famous people who died of Parkinson's disease, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from Parkinson's disease 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 Parkinson's disease, including actors, musicians and athletes.

This list below has everything from Deborah Kerr to Pope John Paul II.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from Parkinson's disease?" and "Which famous people died due to Parkinson's disease?"

These notable Parkinson's disease deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has Parkinson's disease as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.  
Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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Pope Saint John Paul II born Karol Józef Wojtyła was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and Cardinal who eventually rose to become Pope. He was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who was elected in August after the death of Pope Paul VI, died after thirty-three days. Then-Cardinal Wojtyla was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted his predecessor's name out of tribute to the deceased former pontiff. In the years since his death, John Paul II has since been made a saint by the Church. He is referred to as Pope Saint John Paul II or Saint John Paul the Great, for example as a name for institutions. He was the second ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 85 (1920-2005)

Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland

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#8 on The Best Catholic Authors

#39 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#14 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Francisco Franco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general and the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. Coming from a military background, he became the youngest general in Europe in the 1920s. A strong conservative, he was shocked when the monarchy was removed and replaced with a republic in 1931. With the 1936 elections, the conservatives lost by a narrow margin and the leftist Popular Front came to power. Looking to overthrow the republic, Franco and other generals staged a partially successful coup, which started the Spanish Civil War. With the death of the other generals, Franco quickly became his faction's only leader. Franco's ultranationalist faction received military support ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1892-1975)

Birthplace: Spain, Ferrol

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George Wallace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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George Corley Wallace, Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. President, he earned the title "the most influential loser" in 20th century U.S. politics, according to biographers Dan T. Carter and Stephan Lesher. A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed, and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembered for his Southern populist and segregationist attitudes during the mid-20th century period of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1919-1998)

Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States of America

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Deborah Kerr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Parkinson's Disease
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Deborah Kerr CBE was a Scottish-born, internationally known film, theatre and television actress. During her career, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the motion picture The King and I and the Sarah Siddons Award for her performance as "Laura Reynolds" in the play Tea and Sympathy. She was also a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Kerr was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but never won, the most of any actress. In 1994, however, having already received honorary awards from the Cannes Film Festival and BAFTA, she received an Academy Honorary Award with a citation recognising her as "an artist ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 86 (1921-2007)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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#79 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#25 on The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#27 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

#1 on The Best Scottish Actresses of All Time

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