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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Skin Cancer
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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 Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

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Burgess Meredith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Skin Cancer
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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 Actors Studio by invitation, he won several Emmys, was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. He was known later in his career for his appearances on The Twilight Zone and for portraying arch-villain The Penguin on the 1960s TV series Batman and boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky film series. "Although those ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1907-1997)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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#41 on The Best Short Actors

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Thomas Anthony Dooley III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Skin Cancer
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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 that described his activities in Vietnam and Laos: Deliver Us From Evil, The Edge of Tomorrow, and The Night They Burned the Mountain. These three were later collected into a single volume and published as "Dr. Tom Dooley's Three Great Books." The book jacket of "The Edge of Tomorrow" states that Dooley traveled "to a remote part of the world in order to combat the two greatest evils afflicting ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 34 (1927-1961)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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Ralph Ginzburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Skin Cancer
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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