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List of famous people who died in surgery, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died during surgery are listed alphabetically and include the famous surgery victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. These people, like John F. Goodrich and Kathryn Kuhlman include images when available. These notable surgery deaths include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has surgery as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (7 People)
Doc Watson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Surgery
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Doc Watson was an American musician who won several Grammy awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 he fell in his home, causing him to go to the hospital and undergo colon surgery. He was 89 years old when he died.

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson's flatpicking skills and knowledge of traditional American music are highly regarded. ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)

Birthplace: Deep Gap, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Credits: Legends of Traditional Fingerstyle Guitar, Doc Watson & David Grisman: In Concert, Legends of Flatpicking Guitar, Doc & Merle Watson in Concert, Merlefest Live: 15th Anniversary Jam, + more

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Anthony Minghella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Surgery
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Anthony Minghella was a British director and screenwriter. He died of a hemorrhage in 2008 after undergoing a surgery to remove cancer in his tonsils and neck.

Anthony Minghella, CBE was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient. In addition, he received three more Academy Award ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1954-2008)

Birthplace: Ryde, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director, Playwright

Credits: The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Atonement, The Reader, Cold Mountain, + more

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Haile Selassie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Surgery
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The Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, Haile Selassie died from respiratory failure after a prostate surgery. However, many believe that he was assassinated. 

Haile Selassie I, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was a member of the Solomonic dynasty. At the League of Nations in 1936, the Emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people during the ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1892-1975)

Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia

Profession: Politician

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Kathryn Kuhlman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Surgery
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American faith healer and evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman died of open heart surgery in 1974. 

Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman was an American faith healer and evangelist. ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1907-1976)

Birthplace: Concordia, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist

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