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Famous People Who Died of Renal Failure

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List of famous people who died of kidney failure, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died by renal failure are listed alphabetically and include the famous kidney failure victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available.

List is made up of people like Ernest Borgnine and Jaime Cardinal Sin.

These notable renal failure deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has kidney failure 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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  • Ernest Borgnine
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    Ernest Borgnine (born January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows. Borgnine's film career began in 1951, and included supporting roles in China Corsair (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Vera Cruz (1954), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) and The Wild Bunch (1969). He also played the unconventional lead in many films, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for Marty (1955). He achieved continuing success in the sitcom McHale's Navy (1962–1966), in which... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)
    • Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Greta Garbo
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    Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish-American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances". In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema. Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gösta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Died at 85 (1905-1990)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930's.She was one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Often nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde," she was popular for her "Laughing Vamp" movie persona. Harlow was signed by billionaire producer Howard Hughes who directed her first major appearance in Hell's Angels (1930), but she left her contract with Hughes and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932. After a series of critically unsuccessful films, Harlow became a leading lady, starring in a string of hits including Red Dust (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935), and Suzy... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 26 (1911-1937)
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, USA, Missouri

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  • Chiang Kai-shek
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    Chiang Kai-shek (; 31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975), also known as Generalissimo Chiang or Chiang Chungcheng and romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi, was a Chinese nationalist politician, revolutionary and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in Taiwan until his death. Chiang was a member of the Kuomintang and a lieutenant of Sun Yat-sen in the revolution to overthrow the Beiyang government and reunify China. With Soviet and communist (CCP) help, Chiang organized the military for Sun's Canton Nationalist Government and headed the Whampoa Military Academy. Commander in chief of the... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1887-1975)
    • Birthplace: Xikou, China

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