List of famous people who died of skin cancer, listed by fame and notoriety with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from skin cancer 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 skin cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.
Everything from Bob Marley to Eva Cassidy is included on this list.This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from skin cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to skin cancer?"These notable skin cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has skin cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death.
Bob Marley was a Jamaican musician who exposed a worldwide audience to the reggae genre. Marley was first diagnosed with skin cancer when a malignant melanoma was found under the nail of his toe. He ignored his doctor's recommendation that the toe be removed. The cancer eventually spread throughout his body and Marley died on May 11, 1981.
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The ...more
Age: Died at 36 (1945-1981)
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica
Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
Credits: In the Name of the Father, La Haine, Shark Tale, I Am Legend
#75 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#49 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Bob Marley
Burgess Meredith was an American actor who appeared in the "Rocky" film series. He died due to complications with melanoma on September 9, 1997. Meredith also suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Oliver Burgess Meredith, known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an American actor and director in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of The ...more
Age: Died at 90 (1907-1997)
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Soldier, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
Credits: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky V
#42 on The Best Short Actorssee more on Burgess Meredith
Thomas Anthony Dooley III was an American physician and humanitarian who frequently worked in Southeast Asia. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1960 and died from malignant melanoma on January 18, 1961.
Thomas Anthony Dooley III was an American who, while serving as a physician in the United States Navy and afterwards, became famous for his humanitarian and anti-communist political activities in South East Asia and the United States until his early death from cancer. He authored three popular books ...more
Age: Died at 34 (1927-1961)
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Profession: Sailor, Physiciansee more on Thomas Anthony Dooley III
Ralph Ginzburg was an American author who was convicted of violating federal obscenity laws in the early-1960s. He died on July 6, 2006 due to multiple myeloma at age 77.
Ralph Ginzburg was an American author, editor, publisher and photo-journalist. He was best known for publishing books and magazines on erotica and art and for his conviction in 1963 for violating federal obscenity laws. ...more
Age: Died at 77 (1929-2006)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Writersee more on Ralph Ginzburg